Maybe you've planted something with your kids and watched it grow, but how about trying a Secret Seed Garden as a gardening activity? Seeds are all around us, just waiting in the soil to grow. By gathering dirt from several areas, you can grow a garden and see what pops up from those secret seeds.
What You'll Need:
- 3 scoops of dirt, each from a different location
- Shoe box lid
- Plastic bags or plastic wrap
Step 1: Collect several spoonfuls of dirt from three different places. Keep the samples of soil separate.
Step 2: Divide the inside of a shoe box lid into three sections, and mark them off with a marker.
Step 3: Label each section with the name of the place where you collected the soil sample.
Step 4: Line the lid with a plastic bag that has been cut open or a piece of plastic wrap.
Step 5: Place each sample of soil in the section with its place name. Sprinkle water over the soil in each section.
Step 6: Cover the lid with a piece of plastic wrap or another plastic bag. Seal the cover with tape to create a greenhouse.
Step 7: Set the lid in a sunny window, and check every day or two for signs of any plants growing from secret seeds.
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