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Grass Seed + Sponge

Grass Seed + Sponge
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: 2+ hours

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Christen Hanson
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This simple way of growing a garden with your kids is perfect homes with limited outdoor space. All you need is a handful of grass seed and a sponge. No Dirt!

How We Did It

Grass Seed + Sponge

For a little extra inquiry, I decided to use two sponges, one with antibacterial chemicals and one from Trader Joe's. Both work! Grass seed can be found at local nursery, but was only sold in detergent sized containers at the one warehouse store I checked. B's scoopful only cost $0.33 and there were wagons at the nursery!

Grass Seed + Sponge

First wet the sponge. The Trader Joe's sponge came compressed and watching the expansion was a hit. I gave B a spoon and dropper to extend the play, but this is not necessary.

Grass Seed + Sponge
Then spread some grass seed on top of the sponge.
Grass Seed + Sponge
Leave the sponges in a sunny spot and wait. In about four days we saw some tiny sprouts. Then we went on vacation for a week and returned to full grown grass!
Grass Seed + Sponge

For some more fun B continues to water and "mow" his indoor lawn with scissors.


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