The vents in the container lets excess water flow out. The lid keeps things a bit warmer inside.
Making this greenhouse is such a wonderful project to do with the kids. They will get so excited especially when the seeds start to sprout.
I also made plant markers from a (used) lollipop stick and masking tape. I wrote the name of the seed, it’s sowing date, and germination date range.
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How To: Upcycled Tabletop Greenhouse
- Clear plastic vented hinged clam shell berry container (the kind for blueberries)
- Plant markers
- Clean out fruit container.
- Fill no more than half way with dirt.
- “Plow” 2 or 3 rows using something like a popsicle stick or tooth pick.
- Put seeds in plowed furrows.
- Cover with dirt.
- Water gently but well. See Epsom Salt Plant Fertlizer.
- Label rows. See DIY Plant Markers.
- Close the lid and place container in a sunny location.
- Open the lid as needed to water the greenhouse goodies.