Growing an Herb Garden
- Assorted herb seeds
- Small clay flower pots
- Potting soil
- Popsicle sticks
- Fill the pots three-fourths full with potting soil.
- Pour water on top to moisten the soil.
- Sprinkle five or six seeds on top of the soil and lightly cover with more potting soil.
- Label popsicle sticks with the name of the herb and insert sticks in the appropriate pots.
- Place pots on a window ledge.
- They will not take long to germinate.
- Keep the soil moist.
- After the herbs are a few inches high, they can be snipped and added to food dishes.
- Later, the herb plants can be transferred to the garden.
- Good herbs to include are lemon balm, mint, parsley, chives, thyme, basil, and scented geraniums.
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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