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What is a good, fast-growing plant you could put into a clear vessel and watch sprout and grow?


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Lima Bean in clear cup.  Clear cup with grass sead-- decorate cup like a face-- grass is hair.

or this---

Shake a generous sprinkling of grass seed into the toe of a knee high stocking, then fill a moisture-holding medium that the grass will be able to get its roots into. Sphagnum moss is best because it’s light, clean and holds moisture well regular dirt works too and so does sawdust.   Dampen and squeeze out the moss before stuffing it into the toe.

After the toe is firmly filled and is about tennis ball size, fasten it at the bottom with a rubber band to enclose the contents. The next step is the creative stage – giving the head a face. Stick on or draw eyes and a mouth, preferably using waterproof pens or glue (kids will need some adult help with this).

Then select a cup that’s about the right size to hold the head without allowing it to fall in. Fill it with water and place the head upside down on the cup, so that the top is just sitting in the water.

When the top’s well moistened, remove the head and place it on a bright windowsill, out of direct sunlight. Check each day to make sure it remains moist. If the head starts to dry out, wet it again in the same way or by spraying with water from a trigger pack.

After a while (usually about a week) the grass shoots will start to sprout out from the top of the head. Keep them moist as they grow


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David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment'

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