Make Your Own Garden

Make Your Own Garden

Now that spring is finally here, we've been planting all sorts of seeds on our window sills. From tomatoes to cucumbers, our family has been watching our plants sprout and grow. When my kids wanted to get in on the action, we set up this easy CD garden using wheatgrass seeds. To their delight, the wheatgrass seeds have sprouted in a matter of days. They now take turns tracking and watering their growing garden every day.

Ages:
5 - 16
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. cd case
  2. soil
  3. seeds
  4. dropper
  5. tape
  1. Gather your materials!

  2. Prepare the CD case by removing the inner plastic insert, which leaves you with just the outer case.

  3. Lay the CD case so it is open and flay. Then, scoop some soil into the top side of the CD case. Gently pat down the soil to cover half of the case, leaving space near the hinge.

  4. Scatter seeds (we used wheatgrass seeds) along the edge of the soil. Gently press the seeds into the soil.

  5. Close the case and seal the edge with tape. Prop the CD case upright. Use the gap near the hinge to water your seeds everyday. We found that a little dropper is perfect for watering.


  6. With careful watering, our seeds sprouted in  less than a week. The CD case is great for watching them grow!


    For an extra fun, add stickers or draw little bugs and friendly critters that can live in your garden.