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Monday, March 12, 2012

Garden Chemistry: Seed Starting

First you add warm water to the tray.

   The boys have started their seedlings for the garden.  We are using these Burpee Seed Starting Greenhouse Kits.  They are less than $3.00 apiece, and each of the boys chose a pack of seeds to plant in one.  They planted jalapenos, cucumbers, and carrots, and I planted a tray of tomatoes.   

Then you watch as the soil tablets magically absorb the water and expand to fill the tray.

Then you plant,

and plant,

and cover them.
   The boys are already asking when their plants will grow.  We are going to check them each day and track their growth.

{I'm linking up with Oregon Cottage's Garden Party, Outdoor Play at Mama Pea Pod,
and Science Sunday at Adventures in Mommydom.}


Clint Baker said...

That is so awesome to see the traditions being past on! Good job!


Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Nice--hope you post a picture when the seeds sprout! Well done! And thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment--I appreciate it!

Melinda said...

What a great hand-on science lesson! I need to get busy and get my seeds started!

Beth said...

Looks like a fun way to start seeds and to turn kids into life-long gardeners!

My Urban Gardens said...

The garden is such a great place for kids to learn.


Stef - The HSV said...

I would love for you to link this up to The Homeschool Village - Garden Link Up!!

Books4Learning said...

Great activity! I can't see how they turn out. I really want to plant my own garden.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

This makes me want to plant something!