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Grow a sponge!

by FigTree

Who says you need a great big yard to garden? You can experience the thrill of seeds sprouting with just a tiny sponge. All you need is a sponge, water, and seeds, and you're ready to grow!

This is what you need:


  • Sea Sponge (these work better than the kitchen sponges) 
  • Easy-to-sprout seeds (we used radish seeds, but you could use alfalfa, lettuce, or mustard seeds too!). 
  • Water 

Here's how you do it! 

  1. Soak the sponge in water, and then sprinkle the tiny seeds inside the holes in the sponge.

Spongegarden2.detail      2. Keep the sponge moist and in about four days, you'll notice little seedlings poking up through the sponge.

Spongegarden3.detail       3. Clip the little sprouts and put them on a sandwich or salad if you want!





Kids Gradening, kid project, seeds


Cool idea. I bet this would work better for raising sprouts. I am the only one in my family that eats them and this would allow me to grow them without making too much. Again.. cool idea!
Ama Perry-Burns commented on 07/04/10