For the past week I haven’t been posting much about Science, and here are the upcoming projects of the Compost pile (project #5) and a raised bed garden (project #6). I already have the compost pile done, I just need to start flipping it. The raised bed I might use as my mint/rosemary bed. If you’re wondering what I mean by that, I have a garden … Continue reading S6 L85 – Two Upcoming Projects
In this lesson I took my old catgrass plant for the cats and went ahead and made it a self-watered potted plant! I did that by taking the tray under the bowl and bending it so it fit to the pot better, and then bent out one corner to add water in. This made it so there was a bowl under the catgrass bowl. I … Continue reading S6 L82 Project – My Self-Watered Plant
I have learned about soil sampling and where to send my soil to find out what kind of soil I have. I sent a sample to my local testing center at Viringia Tech to find out the acidity of my garden soil after filling out this form: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/452/452-125/452-125.html. I also picked up a sampling box from my local extension. Here’s the results I got. Continue reading S6 L81 – Garden Soil Sampling
I’m not sure if everybody heard about it, but I started a project for science – growing an avocado tree. I first took the seed and jabbed three toothpicks in the sharp end of the seed. When you’re doing this make sure you do not put one in a crack. set this on a jar of water (preferably not tap) with the flat end under. … Continue reading S6 L80 – Avocado Update
In lesson 74 I was told to make a terrarium, and really that’s just put some rocks in, some dirt in, some charcoal, and the plants. The plants can’t be too big or vigorous like ivy (vigorous means grows quickly). You can put an animal like a lizard in if wanted, but if so, make sure there are enough plants to sustain its breathing. That’s it on terrariums! Continue reading S6 L74 – Terrarium Project
Update Dec 15,2017: I did that with some sesame seeds meant for cooking, not growing, and so failed the second try as well. Should I try the sprouts again? Here’s the materials for the project I did today, germinating sprouts. (Click through the slide show.) I failed at the initial try, this is my second try. Here’s a great video on how to do this. You might … Continue reading S6 L73 – Germinating Sprouts.