четверг, 7 мая 2015 г.

Grow A CD Gardent

Grow A CD Gardent
Grow A CD Gardent

Teach a child to grow a CD grass garden

After doing the Hovercraft and Friction experiment, we were left with an empty CD case. Some creative upcycling idea was needed!

We got rid of our grass lawn a few years ago because the location wasn’t suitable for growing healthy grass. But we still have a bag of grass seed left and some fresh soil left. So why not turn the CD case into a grass garden?

We didn’t know if it would work, but tried it anyway. It took a while to see the result, but we did it!

Scotts Turf Builder Quick Fix Mix, 3 Pounds

Espoma AP4 4-Quart Organic Potting Mix

Miracle-Gro 75052430 All-Purpose Garden Soil, 2 CF (currently ships to select Northeastern & Midwestern states)

Easy way to let a child grown their own grass garden!


  1. Open up the CD case and remove the inner section that holds a CD.

Easy way to let a child grown their own grass garden!

  1. Put a thin layer of potting soil at the bottom of the case (the edge that is not the hinge).

Potting soil: DIY grass garden

  1. Sprinkle plenty of grass seeds over the soil.

Grow your own grass garden: sprinkle seeds

  1. Add another thin layer of soil on top of the seeds.
  2. Close the CD case. Use packaging tape to securely tape over the bottom so that curious fingers cannot disturb the soil.
  3. Water the soil from the slit on the top edge of the case everyday.
  4. Keep the soil moist at all time and do not let it dry out. But also don’t drown it with too much water.

Grow your own grass garden: provide sufficient sunlight

  1. Let it get at least 6 hours of sunlight during the day.
  2. Check the progress everyday and watch the grass grow!


Like most plants, grass needs water, soil, air and sunlight to grow.

In order to absorb water and nutrients in the soil, grass roots grow down into the earth. If you carefully examine the soil everyday, you will see that the radicle (primary root) is the first thing to emerge from the embryo during germination. Next is the narrow leaf.


Try to grow grass under different types of conditions by varying the followings:

  • types of soil,
  • amount of sunlight,
  • amount of water,
  • compacting or loosening the soil

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children

Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden (Lab Series)
Quarry Books

Square Foot Gardening with Kids: Learn Together: - Gardening Basics - Science and Math - Water Conservation - Self-sufficiency - Healthy Eating (All New Square Foot Gardening)
Cool Springs Press





Original article and pictures take http://www.rookieparenting.com/grow-a-cd-garden/ site

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