After celebrating Easter with the family, we came home and did a project I have planned for the kids. I gathered up all our seeds, some are left over from last year, some I have dried up from our harvest, and there are some that were given by friends and family. I have never stated seedling inside the house and thought this is the year to try it.
I have been saving the egg carton trays to use for this project. I used to have those small planters but since I wasn't using them, I throw them away. Anyhow, my kids enjoyed this activity more than coloring eggs. They always love to help me in the garden and this is the first time we have done this so they were very happy.
We bought a bag of garden soil and we used it to fill the egg cartons. I used a little bit of Miracle Gro houseplant food to water it.
The popsicle sticks came in handy in labeling the seeds we planted.It is so funny that my daughter colored her thumb green before we started our project lol. Between the two, our son can easily grow just about anything that he stick in the dirt. Our daughter thinks a that if she color her thumb green and said a little prayer before burying the seed in the soil, it will grow.
Imagine how happy they are to see the seeds come s to life after few days. Our daughter was beaming with joy because she said that her technique works lol.
Even though it is 44 degrees today, we took advantage of the sunlight and put the seedlings out our porch. I have to constantly check on it though because the birds are eyeing on it. We have started to prep some part of our garden the other day and as soon as these are big enough to transplant, we will transfer them. How about you, did you start gardening this year yet? Shadow Shots