Kids Have Fun Starting Seeds at the FAIR


| 6/15/2012 11:13:01 AM


Fellow Associate Editor Jennifer Kongs and I lucked out when the Puyallup, Wash., FAIR workshops were scheduled: We got to present at the kids’ stage, helping kids blend homemade seed-starting mix, decorate pots and plant veggie seeds.

Here is the seed-starting mix recipe we followed if you’d like to try blending your own at home:

18 quarts vermiculite 

12 quarts coir 

12 quarts compost 



3/4 cup (5 ounces) blood meal 

JEN CARRES
6/19/2012 2:31:42 PM

One fun way to excite kids about seeds and gardening is to grow a pet TickleMe Plant from seeds and watch in amazement how the leaves come together and the branches droop when Tickled. Just search pet TickleMe Plant or find it here. http://www.ticklemeplant.com






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