|

Indoor Seedlings

Your child should grow seedlings indoors about one month before he wants to plant them outside.

Materials
  • Styrofoam cups
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Pen
  • Tray
  • Spray bottle full of water
  • Plastic wrap

Directions

  1. Fill Styrofoam cups with potting soil.
  2. Plant the seeds according to the instructions on the seed packets, then label each cup with the name of the plant in it.
  3. Put the cups on a tray and spray them with water until the soil is damp.
  4. Cover the tray with plastic wrap and place it on top of your refrigerator.
  5. Don't put the tray in a sunny spot.
  6. Every day, lift the plastic from the cups for an hour. Water the plants when the surface of the soil looks dry.
  7. When green sprouts appear, remove the plastic wrap and place the tray in a sunny spot.
  8. When the plants are four inches tall, you can transplant them.
  9. Help the plants adjust by putting the seedlings outside for a few hours each day before you transplant them. After a week, they'll be ready for planting in your garden.
|

Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

family games

Everything you need for family game night!


highlights

8 Steps to Take Before Trying to Conceive
Planning to try for a new baby in the new year? Follow these preconception steps to help prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

6 Homemade Play Dough Recipes
Looking for a creative cure for cabin fever? Whip up one of these easy homemade play dough recipes with your child today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!