Fifth graders in Ms. Keller's and Mr. Lantos' class planted seeds in biodegradable containers this week. Some used Jiffy Pots and others used recycled cardboard egg cartons. They can take home and transplant into their gardens or into pots. These are biodegradable containers so the pots can be directly planted into the ground or the seeds can gently be taken out of the pots.
When three sets of leaves appear, the plants should be moved outside in the shade for a few hours for 4-5 days. This will get them used to the outside conditions. Then they can be transplanted into the ground.