Spring project!

HOMESCHOOL/GARDENING FOR SANITY

I was supposed to write this blog yesterday, but massive overtime and a long, hard drive of around 500 miles per week have just worn me out and I spent the day recuperating (I.e.- napping, drinking lots of fluids, napping, sitting, not stressing…)

So, today I feel a little more refreshed! We did happen to do this one awesome project yesterday. I’ve been meaning to do it for a while, but the perfect container availed itself yesterday.

Needed:
1 plastic see-through container with a lid
Marbles, rocks, or cracked terra cotta
Soil (we used some from an old poinsettia we killed after Christmas)
Seeds or succulents

First off, we gathered all our supplies. I found some marbles laying around, so I used them. Not only do they allow for drainage, but they add weight to the bottom to keep it held down.

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We placed our soil in about 1/3 of the way up.

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We made some room and sprinkled in our seeds, then covered them up.

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Next, we watered it well. That potting soil must have been mostly peat, because it took forever to get completely moist.

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So we added a lot more water…

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Then we snapped the lid on tightly and put it in the sunshine. It steamed up after a while.

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Hopefully, we will see sprouts in a week or so. I think someone was pleased with their work!

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The great thing about this project is that it not only teaches the life cycle of a seed (we had harvested these seeds over the winter), it also teaches the water cycle! We can now learn about evaporation and precipitation!

I hope all is well with everyone! Have a great Easter. Peace and love, everyone!

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