Planting Seeds in Strawberry Baskets SECRET TIPS INCLUDED (Kids Activity)

We live in a place where the growing season starts later because of the weather. To make sure we have plants ready, we planted some…

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We live in a place where the growing season starts later because of the weather. To make sure we have plants ready, we planted some seeds to grow indoors until we can transfer them outside in our garden box.  

This was such a fun activity, and within a week we already had some seeds starting to grow. I am not known to be a gardener, the Hubs always tells me all the time my brown thumb is showing. At one point he bought me a cactus because he thought I couldn’t kill it…unfortunately he was proved wrong.  

That is why I enlisted the help of my mother-in-law who always has a fabulous garden each year to help teach me some of her green thumb secrets. 

Supplies:
Empty strawberry baskets
Potting Soil
Seeds
Coffee Filters
Popsicle sticks 
Tape

Mr. Tickles organizing inspecting and organizing our supplies.

Directions:
1.  Here is the secret, put coffee filters in the bottom of the strawberry baskets to keep the dirt from falling out. I used two filters per basket.

2. Fill baskets with dirt. Each basket took about 3 cups once the dirt was pushed down.

3. Use popsicle sticks to make holes or rows in the dirt. Then put seeds in the dirt and water. We used a spray bottle to gently spray water on the seeds, that way the seeds don’t get disturbed.

Here is a bonus secret my Mother-In-Law taught me. When planting with real tiny seeds, mix a small amount of dirt with the seeds, then sprinkle the mixture on top of planting dirt. It makes it easier to get the seeds evenly distributed. 

4. Tape empty seed packet to a popsicle stick to make a sign, then put it in the strawberry basket. 

5.  When plants are strong enough, transfer plants to your outdoor garden. 
I hope your garden is a success! I am crossing my fingers for all of us brown thumbs.