Garden in a
Mason jar or glass bottle
Raffia or ribbon
Fabric and cotton batting
- Pour charcoal layer into Mason jar,
gently shaking to settle the layer evenly.
There should be about ¾” of charcoal at the bottom of the jar.
Repeat the same
step when adding vermiculite and perlite.
- Next, add potting soil, fill to an 1”
from the top of the jar (leaving room for seeds.)
- Plant seeds using instructions on the
- Use the lid of the jar as a template to
trace and cut out batting. Place the lid back on the jar. Put
the batting on top of the lid. Cut a 6” circle of fabric to
the jar . Tie in place with raffia or ribbon.
Add the seed packet to ribbon-tie as decoration. You may also
glue a piece of
cardstock with basic seed care instructions on the backside.
Watering Your Garden:
Spray the seeds with 3 squirts of water. Put the lid on the jar
and set your garden
in a warm, light place out of direct sunlight. If there are no
drops of water on
the inside of the jar the next day, spray more water inside. If
cover the inside of the jar, leave the lid off for a day.
Fill entire jar with soil layers in reverse order (soil on
bottom and charcoal on top),
but do not plant seeds. This way contents of the jar can be
poured into a
pot or container. Your gift recipient can then plant the seeds
in their own time.
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