My sweet little Tiny Human is getting so big and inquisitive of the big world around him. And although he is to small to understand the concept of Earth Day I still wanted to introduce him to the holiday. I hope this project continues to be a learning experience for the rest of the summer. In the spirit of Earth Day we planted carrot seeds in a self watering planter made from a repurposed 2 liter pop bottle.
To make the planter is really simple. First thoroughly was the 2 liter bottle with soap and warm water. Next using a blade or scissors cut the bottle in half. I'm sure you could use a smaller bottle if you don't have a 2 liter on hand.
In a larger container mix potting soil and water. After your potting soil is moist it is ready to be put in the planter. I recommend leaving the cap on the top half of the bottle when you fill it with soil. Be prepared for the mess that accompanies this step. Let's just say a bath was needed when we were done.
After you have your seeds planted loosely cover the top of your plantar with a plastic grocery bag or a piece of plastic wrap. The point is to make a warm green house environment for optimal seed growth. A week or so after planting your seed should start to sprout and the enjoyment will continue to grow as your plants do. I hope that you and your little one enjoy this project and celebrate taking care of our Earth.