How To Sprout Peas

How to Sprout Workshop is a simple and creative school gardening activity.

Starting plants indoor with little cost can help a class of students to get closer to their daily consumable vegetables foods.


If you are a beginner in the organic garden planning subject; the first important step to be included into your plan is; to learn about starting from seeds and grow them into young plants.

How to Sprout Lentil Peas in a Coconut Shell with Stones

Project Purpose
* Learn about real strong seeds
* Learn about plants foods
* Learn about the changes of room temperature
* Learn about circulation of air
* Learn about the importance of plants supports


Gardening Tools

Small natural stones
Coconut shell
Kitchen paper (optional)
One half bottle (plastic)


Supplies

6 dried seeds
Air
Light
Water

How to Sprout Seeds Experience

First Project
(From 30-12-2011 to 14-2-2012)
Duration : 47 days


Planting Conditions
1. Growing at second floor.

2. Before noon supply fresh air minimum 1 hour to maximum 2 hours; except on 30th December to 1st January 2012.

3. Door opened when window is closed (temperature changes by 2°).

4. Under natural temperature range between 15.2 to 18.9°C.

Do
1. Soak 6 seeds on 30-12-2011 (picture 1&2).
2. Place the first sprouted seed into a coconut shell with a few stones (picture 4).
3. Top the plant when the leaves dried up.
4. Support the plant with a half plastic bottle.

Observations
* One seed was sprouted on the day 4 (picture 3) and the Second seed sprouted by the next day.

* Seed one continue its growth in the coconut shell (picture 5&6).

* On the day 22, a young Lentil (picture 7) shoot very tall with a pair of unopened top leaves; and he requested for support.

* 8 days later the top split into 2 (picture 8).

* The support was given on 29th January (picture 9); and it was too late. Therefore the top had dried up.

* After support was provided for 5 days; new growth appeared (picture 10).

* The young plant was then developing its side shoot (picture 11&12) and soon stayed strong for outdoor's transplant.

Second Project
(From 3-1-2012 to 20-2-2012)
Duration: 49 days

Growing Conditions
Growing on ground floor.

Half a day heating to maximum 21°C from the day one.

Materials Required
* Kitchen paper
* Coconut shell
* 4 Seeds

Do
1. Lay a piece of kitchen paper on the coconut shell and wet it (picture 13).

2. Put 2 sprouted seeds (picture 14) on the paper and spray tap water on it.

3. Add more sprouted seeds (picture 16&17); 4 in total.

Lentil Plants Development

Observations
* On 4-1-2012 One seed sprouted further (picture 15).

* On 13th January (day 11) 3 of them appeared green (picture 18).

* On 17th January (picture 19) all growing well.

* On 20th January (day 18) to 23rd January, all seeds were showing their green shoots (picture 20&21).

* On 28th January two seeds became a tall plant (picture 22&23).

* On 8th February (day 37) the plant one became strong and with beautiful leaves (picture 24).

* On 13th February plant 2 was tall and tender (picture 25&26).

* On 20th February (day 49) plant one was ready for transplant to the green house (picture 27&28).


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