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Starting Your Container Garden


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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Starting Your Container Garden

This guide outlines how to plant a garden even if you don't have a yard! It gives advice on how to prepare a container for plants and how to cultivate seedlings so they can grow enough to be ready for a container. This guide also includes a section with tips on maintaining a container garden, like using good fertilizers to replace the nutrients that container gardens quickly lose. It also has links to websites with more information about gardening.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 4 weeks

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - adult

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)


  • Planted seed
  • Container
  • Water
  • Natural fertilizer
  • Watering can or hose

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
    • Ecology
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition

Informal Categories


  • Outdoor Activity
  • Food and Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Designed specifically for

  • Urban dweller/limited contact with nature

Other


This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2007

Funding Source:

  • National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, "Science Education Partnerships Award", R25RR022741

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