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Brooklyn Children's Museum -

Celebrate Earth - April 16th and 17th, 2011

 

Caring for your Seeds


Tomato Seeds:

Keep the seeds indoors for a full four weeks. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Leave the seedling in a warm place and when the leaves begin to emerge move the seedling to a window where they can get sunlight and leave them covered in plastic. Seedlings will emerge within 7 to 10 days.


Radish Seeds:

Keep the seeds indoors for a full four weeks. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Leave the seedling in a warm place and when the leaves begin to emerge move the seedling to a window where they can get sunlight and keep them covered in the plastic. Seedlings will emerge within 4 to 8 days.


Lettuce Seeds:

Keep the seeds indoors for a full four weeks. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Leave the seedling in a warm and sunny place for the whole 4 weeks and covered with the plastic. Seedlings will emerge within 7 to 14 days.


Marigold Seeds:

Keep the seeds indoors for a full four weeks. Keep the soil moist but not soaked. Leave the seedling in a warm and sunny place for the whole 4 weeks. Seedlings will emerge within 5 to 7 days. Remove the plastic cover once sprouts appear. Move to a brightly lit area that is out of direct sunlight and keep the soil moist


When to Transplant


At Home:

After May 14th the seeds can be transplanted into a small pot about 3 to 4 inch in diameter and placed outside in a warm protected place. You will need some good potting soil to plant the seedling into. If it will get colder than 55 degrees bring them inside for that time. After a week in their new pots and getting used to the outdoors the seedlings can be planted outdoors in a warm and sunny place. Just dig a small hole in soil a little larger than the pot, carefully remove the plant with all of the dirt and roots as possible and set inside the hole. Fill around the plant with soft good soil.


At CDIʼs Community Garden: (Pictures

We would love to have all of you bring your seedlings over to CDIʼs community garden to learn how to plant them in the ground, see the garden, learn more about planting and more!


Dates: May 14th and 15th from 11 am to 4pm


Asociación Tepeyac 251 West 14th Street New York, NY


Please walk in, down the stairs at the left and all the way to the back of the building to the garden area. 

 

If you plan to come please send us an rsvp to info@cd-international.org



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Fun and Helpful Links for Gardening Ideas and Projects with Children: 

 

Caring for Seedlings

 

Caring for Seedlings Indoors

 

Kid's Gardening

 

Starting Seeds Indoors

 

My First Garden

 

Garden for Kids

 

TLC: Gardening for Kids

 

 

Videos: 

 

Gardening with Kids

 

Gardening with children at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

 

How to teach gardening to children

 

How to design a children's garden

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