Types of Growing Media

Segment: 8. Plant Culture & Propagation, Standard: Prepare growing media for use in plant systems. (Technical II.B.2)

Description

Growing media differs based on the environment and specific uses. Examples of different types could include clay pellets, Rockwool cubes, vermiculite, peat moss, perlite.Students could compare the different types of media based on cost and use. This could also be a factor that is examined within an agriscience fair project.

Resources

  • Local Greenhouse Manager

Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Paired or Small Group Discussion, Demonstration, Case Study, Field Trip, Resource People, Experiment

 

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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