R.H. would remind me that he saved seeds to be planted and I'd blow it off and after a few days, the seeds would go in the garbage. (I know! I know! That's a pretty crummy thing to do). I finally decided that we'd go through with R.H.'s idea of planting apple seeds. He's been saving seeds for a few months now, and his interest in planting them is still going strong.
I gave R.H. peat pots for him to fill with soil, water, and plant his seeds. He stated that he wanted to take it home. I expressed my interest in seeing his plant grow in the classroom for his friends to see. We solved this dilemma by having R.H. plant two pots, that way, he could take one home and leave the other in school. I brought up the issue that we wouldn't be able to distinguish these pots if someone else planted some seeds. R.H. would then make signs for his pot and buried it into the pots to mark his territory.
When it was time to go home, R.H. passed by the pot one last time and asked "Did the seeds grow yet?"
R.H. is awesome.