Sunday, January 23

Science Sunday - Planting

In honor of Tu B'Shevat, our science this week is all about planting.  We made an egg carton greenhouse in which we planted a variety of herbs, four types of spinach and a lone cherry seed because we need to plant a tree. 

Froggy mixed the planting material and we talked about how the mixture made it lighter and thus easier for the seeds to push their way out while still providing plenty nutrients.  After that I cut the top of the egg carton and taped down the plastic wrap discussing why we needed the window.

We labeled the carton and watered the soil before planting the seeds so that it would be easier to ensure each seed was in the proper spot.

Once the seeds were planted, we set it on our southern window sill where hopefully it will get enough light to actually do something.  Unfortunately the best indoor plant spot is inaccessible during the winter because of the added insulation layer we put up to keep from freezing.

Next comes the watching and charting.  Hopefully come Pesach we will have homegrown herbs for seder.

For more fun with science, check out this week's Science Sunday link-up, at Adventures in Mommydom.
ps Camera is still on its way back from Boston.  I will update with pictures once it arrives.

2 comments:

  1. Very neat to connect one event with another, by planting herbs you might be able to use later. Now, I've got to go look up Tu B'Shevat :)

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  2. That will be very cool if you do.

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