Junior Stewards – Get out those green thumbs!
1. MASON JAR TERRARIUM
- mason jar (or a jar from the recycling)
- little pebbles, and small rocks
- small plant (a succulent is a great example)
Let’s get started!
- Layer the rocks in the bottom of your jar and add an inch of dirt over top.
- Add the little pebbles, and then two more inches of dirt.
- Plant the succulent in the dirt and add some moss if you’d like.
- Get creative with the decorations for your terrarium. Try throwing in some painted pebbles for a pop of colour or glue some jewels to the outside of the jar. Print out a mini picture of you, glue it to a popsicle stick and stick it the jar for a tiny fairy version of yourself!
2. NASTURTIUMS GARDEN
Once this plant grows up, it produces beautiful flowers that are edible and have a strong peppery taste. Even if you don’t love to eat them, they’ll still look beautiful in a pot or in the garden.
- nasturtium seeds
- a small pot or a spot in the garden
- Ask your parents to buy some nasturtium seeds.
- Fill a pot with dirt.
- Plant each nasturtium seed an inch deep and 10 inches apart.
- Set your pot by a window and water regularly, but still allow the soil to mostly dry between each watering.
- Label your little plant by writing “nasturtium” on a popsicle stick. If you want to get fancy, you can add the scientific name as well: Tropaeolum majus.
- You should see some green growth in around 10 days! Keep caring for your nasturtium and eventually it’ll bloom with beautiful (and edible) flowers.
Photo sources: https://www.todaysparent.com/family/crafts/how-to-make-a-mason-jar-terrarium/ , https://www.berkeleyside.com/2013/10/08/nasturtium-cookies