AN INDOOR GARDEN

MATERIALS NEEDED: Egg carton (bottom half), egg shell halves, gravel, potting soil and seeds.
 
DIRECTIONS:
Have your child place one egg shell into each of the 12 carton compartments.
Next, have your child sprinkle a small amount of gravel in the bottom of each shell.
Now fill each shell about ¾ full with potting soil and sprinkle on a little water.
Now have your child make a small finger hole in each shell and place a seed in each hole.
Cover the holes and sprinkle on some more water.
Place the egg carton in a sunny place.
Water when the soil feels or looks dry.
Marigold seeds are usually easy for children to grow.
                                                                           Taken from Growing Child Newsletter (1988)