As you know few seeds are available at home in kitchen
how to see the germination of those ?
It would be great fun to germinate this seeds and
encourage school going kids to understand & love "nature"
I heard few seeds need 24 hrs socking in water ,some need warm water
socking ,but need proper guidence to enjoy this activities.
Which one are "tough"ones to germinate? grow?
Hope some will share experience on this activity.
These are a few things kids like -
Grow mustard and cress seeds in a pot on the windowsill. Put a sprinkling of
the seeds on a layer of damp kitchen tissue. Ready to eat in a week, kids
love fast stuff.
Get a clear glas jar, put a layer of sponge inside it, an inch of water in
the bottom to be soaked up by the sponge and put a few peas in between the
glass and the sponge, they can see the seed germinate and the roots start to
Lettuce seeds germinate fairly quickly in a pot, according to type, then
when they are about 3"-4" high, you can plant them out in the garden.
Radishes are really quick, some varieties can be pulled and eaten in a month
Spring onions(scallions) germinate fairly quickly in a pot in the warm, also
kids like the way they push up through the compost in a loop. Then when the
pot is full of roots, you can plant out the hole deal to continue in the
The most common seeds to be germinated for children's projects are corn,
beans and morning glories.
I don't recommend corn only because it does not do well in pots.
Beans and morning glories can be re-planted on just about any fenced or
trellised face outdoors.
Sprout the Mung Bean to reply...
There is no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train the
My first experience with seeds was in kindergarten. My teacher gave us each
two marigold seeds and we planted them in a styrofoam cup with a hole in the
bottom and some potting soil. We each got to put the soil in the cup, poke
a hole with our finger, put in our two seeds, and then cover up the hole.
Then, we took them over to the sink and gave them a good dose of water. The
teacher put them on the window sill with our names on the cups and we got to
watch our seeds sprout, grow, and even bloom. It was fantastic! And you
considered yourself the real gardener if BOTH of your seeds sprouted. What
fun. I miss my childhood:(
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