Your child should grow seedlings indoors about one month before he wants to plant them outside.Materials
- Styrofoam cups
- Potting soil
- Spray bottle full of water
- Plastic wrap
- Fill Styrofoam cups with potting soil.
- Plant the seeds according to the instructions on the seed packets, then label each cup with the name of the plant in it.
- Put the cups on a tray and spray them with water until the soil is damp.
- Cover the tray with plastic wrap and place it on top of your refrigerator.
- Don't put the tray in a sunny spot.
- Every day, lift the plastic from the cups for an hour. Water the plants when the surface of the soil looks dry.
- When green sprouts appear, remove the plastic wrap and place the tray in a sunny spot.
- When the plants are four inches tall, you can transplant them.
- 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.
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