Happy Earth day! Earlier this week we planted some seeds in a mini greenhouse. Thought it was rather fitting to use recycled plastic eggs from Easter. Dual learning taking place here people.
A greenhouse is a structure completely covered, usually walls and a ceiling, made chiefly of transparent material, such as glass or plastic, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown.
We have already started our seeds for our family garden, you can see how we introduced gardening to our kids here.
Our Mini Greenhouse
We planted some seeds in these containers from Easter. They were filled with candies, but we couldn’t throw them away because they could come in handy later on. And they did. We filled the bottom half with dirt, planted seeds and watered them.
We popped the cover on them and placed them on the sunniest window ledge we have.
Within a few days, we had our first sprouts growing in our mini greenhouse. We’re excited to get our flowers growing, and for the last frost to be done and over with so we can get them moved outside into a bigger containers where we can share them the butterflies and bumblebees.
Also, due to the container being clear, we’ll be able to see the roots.
These are after just 2 weeks! The one above is the one that was originally in this post. The one below is Brookland’s Her flowers had a longer germination period. But are growing now!
Added information for Earth Day:
While we’re talking greenhouses you can also talk about greenhouse effect… which is solar energy absorbed at Earth’s surface is radiated back into the atmosphere as heat. As the heat makes its way through the atmosphere and back out to space, greenhouse gases absorb much of it.
Talk about the 3 R’s.
Recycling. Reusing. Reducing. We reused our plastic containers from Easter as our greenhouses. We also reduced waste by not throwing the container in the garbage (or recycling).
How are you spending Earth Day?
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