MATERIALS NEEDED: Egg carton (bottom half), egg shell halves, gravel, potting soil and seeds.
Have your child place one egg shell into each of the 12 carton compartments.
Next, have your child sprinkle a small amount of gravel in the bottom of each shell.
Now fill each shell about ¾ full with potting soil and sprinkle on a little water.
Now have your child make a small finger hole in each shell and place a seed in each hole.
Cover the holes and sprinkle on some more water.
Place the egg carton in a sunny place.
Water when the soil feels or looks dry.
Marigold seeds are usually easy for children to grow.
                                                                           Taken from Growing Child Newsletter (1988)