Mason Jar Soil Test | Determining what type of soil you have in your garden can be done with a glass jar with a lid, some water, and a sample of your soil. When soil particles separate you can see a mixture of the main soil types: sand, silt and clay. A well balanced soil (also called Loam) will have an almost even balance between the three particles. If your soil has more clay or more sand you can help your plants by learning the best watering and treatment methods for your particular soil!
What a great way to use up egg shells! Just take your shell halves, poke a few holes in the bottom with a pin, and grow your seedlings in the egg carton. This is even more fun wen you have added backyard chickens to your family!
Starting Seeds in Egg Cartons - My son has kept a sunflower seed he found in his room for months in hope of planting it in the ground. He has gotten his love of growing this from his mom, I guess. Every January the false spring of January here in SoCal teases me for what gardening I could be doing. This year, with no chance of ...
This is a great way to get seeds started inside the house. The soil will stay moist and you can leave them in the windowsill. It's easy for kids to pitch in and watch the progress before you take them outside to plant.