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Watering a plant is a pretty straight-forward routine that many people do often. Quickly watering a plant a couple of times a week can speed up the process of its dormant period from two to 10 weeks to just 2 days. Germinating seeds in 2 days might not seem important, but it has dramatic implications for the success of greenhouse farming.So if you want to start your own garden seeds, start by choosing something that sprouts quickly and at normal room temperature. While starting things like tomatoes and peppers is not hard, they require warm soil to sprout. So if you don’t have a heat mat, you won’t get the best results.
Note: If you prefer to avoid plastic, you can use a glass container with a lid instead, but it will take longer because kids will want to peek inside. Even relatively clear lids like ours don’t allow a clear view, and kids end up opening them multiple times a day to get a better look, slowing down the germination. For quick results use a plate and a gallon bag method because it allows kids to observe the seeds all day long without disturbing the seeds.I find that kids are naturally curious about seeds, plants, and how things grow. The right books make them even more excited about the topic. We have many favorite seed books, but every spring we are especially inspired by Seed Magic. In this story, a young girl’s life is changed when she is given seeds to grow a garden under her window. Note: All seeds are not created equal. From our experiments, we found that radish germinates in less than 24 hours and can be planted on a second/third day.
Russian Kale and beets are close behind. Tomatoes take a few days and tomatillos even longer. If you want to plant flowers, you will get quick results with Cypress Pennata Red. It’s a beautiful red climbing flower that I plant every summer at the bottom of our fence (and within a month I’m looking at a sea of waving greens and reds). Some other flowers we had success with are cornflowers and marigolds.Are you wondering why we didn’t plant our tiny germinated seeds into bigger pots? We actually did plant half of our seeds into bigger pots, and they are still so tiny we can barely see them. I think there might be two reasons for this result. First, it’s easier for kids to take care of egg cartons. The kids put a drop of water in each section every day. On the other hand, big pots were always either completely drenched or dry as toast. And second, we only have space for one or the other in front of our sunny kitchen windows. Since the place was occupied by the plants in egg cartons, the big pots had to be in the shade. My guess is that they didn’t like it! (Source:kidminds.org)