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Snowman Grass Grow Kit
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A Fun Christmas Gift
I received a fun Christmas gift this year. It was given with humor, but as a person who loves plants, it serves as a new challenge! My Grass Grow Kit will be producing grass before the week is up!
There was not much inside the box. I found a dirt pellet and a package of seed included with the Snowman vase. Directions took awhile to find as they were written on the inside of the box. (Dismantle the box to read the directions.)
By putting the solid pellet in a bowl and adding three tablespoons of water, I immediately had the soil needed for planting seeds. That little pellet grew into an enormous amount of dirt in seconds. Next, I broke up the dirt with a fork and filled my snowman with soil for planting.
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Planting The Seeds
After adding the dirt to Mr. Snowman, I took some of the seeds and spread them over the top of the dirt. Pressing the seeds into the dirt ever so slightly, I added a slight amount of left over dirt from the bowl to the top of the seeds. I packed the last bits of dirt over the seeds and dripped a few drops of water on top to keep the soil moist.
Mr. Snowman now sits on the kitchen window sill with other plants waiting for the rays of sun to grow the grass. I will have fun watching the seeds spring forth and get taller from day to day. Pictures will be posted later. Check back in a few days!
It is Growing!
Five Days Later
The snowman has been perched on my window sill for five full days. We have had very little sun this week to urge the grass to grow. With a little water each day, the soil stays moist for the seeds to begin the growth process.
Five days later, some of the seeds have grown into short stalks of grass. I am encouraged to see some change and expectant that the rest of the seeds will follow!
The sun was out today and what a difference it made. A little water in the morning and a warm sun on the window sill helped the grass to grow. Since most of the seeds have sprouted, I expect that the grass will get taller each day!
One Week Later
One week later, Mr Snowman is in full bloom with grass growth of four inches. The continued application of a few daily drops of water has nurtured the grass and it is now green and strong. If the grass gets much longer, we will have a snowman with long hair. I imagine the grass will begin to fall over and look horrible.
I kept some seeds for replanting. When the grass gets too long, I will pull it and plant some new seeds! The kit worked and I am pleased that my window sill was an easy place to observe the daily growth changes. Thanks kiddos for a fun Christmas gift!