Thursday, February 21, 2008

Marigolds a-growing

Maylin and I planted marigold seeds in these recycled plastic cups on January 28th. They first sprouted on Friday, February 1st. With daily misting and lots of sun (before this rainy week), the plants have been growing happily. This simple activity requires about a quarter cup of potting soil in each plastic cup, three seeds on top, a little extra soil to cover the seeds, and a little compression using your fingers. Water gently with a mister daily. Marigolds are very hardy but do prefer full sun. Watch them grow and watch your kids grow in excitement, too.

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