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Growing an Herb Garden

Materials

  • Assorted herb seeds
  • Small clay flower pots
  • Potting soil
  • Popsicle sticks
Directions
  1. Fill the pots three-fourths full with potting soil.
  2. Pour water on top to moisten the soil.
  3. Sprinkle five or six seeds on top of the soil and lightly cover with more potting soil.
  4. Label popsicle sticks with the name of the herb and insert sticks in the appropriate pots.
  5. Place pots on a window ledge.
  6. They will not take long to germinate.
  7. Keep the soil moist.
  8. After the herbs are a few inches high, they can be snipped and added to food dishes.
  9. Later, the herb plants can be transferred to the garden.
  10. Good herbs to include are lemon balm, mint, parsley, chives, thyme, basil, and scented geraniums.
Note: If popsicle sticks are not available, cut narrow strips from a plastic milk carton. Make pointed ends and label with an indelible marking pen.
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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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