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Will the seeds grow?????

posted Aug 9, 2011, 2:58 PM by K Day   [ updated Sep 24, 2011, 7:30 AM ]

Seed Experiment
Seed Experiment

Taka loves our garden that we started from seed. Getting back to more formalized science experiments, we decided to see if the seeds would grow in ANYTHING. So we filled some pots with different things (grass, rocks, sand, wood chips, potting soil, potting soil + salt, and garden dirt) to see if seeds would grow in the different environments.

Seed Experiment

Next Taka began to write out the experiment in his journal which so far looks something like this (only in 6 year old writing)...

Summary:   We are planting seeds in different materials. Sand, Grass, Rocks, Garden Dirt, Wood Chips, Potting Soil, Soil + Salt

Hypothesis: Only wood chips, garden dirt and potting soil will work. 

It's not so much of a hypothesis as a statement but it'll do. As we observe our pots in the coming days and weeks he'll see what works and what doesn't. 

Check back in a week or so and we'll have updates on our experiment :) 

As predicted the seeds did not grow in sand, grass, rocks or the soil+salt combination. We did get some really nice flowers from the wood chips, garden dirt and potting soil though. I was surprised at how well they grew in the wood chips.