S6 L109 Experiment- Soil Particle Sizes

In this lesson, I did an experiment.  I took about a cup of dirt and poured it into a glass jar two thirds full of water.  The result is that the heaviest/largest particles of dirt like loam sank to the bottom and piled up under the lighter particles of sand and clay.   The Pictures below are a good way to see how our soil … Continue reading S6 L109 Experiment- Soil Particle Sizes

S6 L85 – Two Upcoming Projects

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

S6 L82 Project – My Self-Watered Plant

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

S6 L81 – Garden Soil Sampling

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

S6 L74 – Terrarium Project

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