Storing Soil Mixtures

Segment: 8. Plant Culture & Propagation, Standard: Manage characteristics of growing media. (Pathway II.A.4)

Description

When you develop your soil mixtures/media, it is best to find a way to store the material so it doesn’t go to waste. The best way to store soil mixtures is to place them in a big container that has a lid to keep the material dry and free of pests. Multiple containers can be used and labeled to ensure that certain media aren’t mixed. Storing the media in a closed container also helps to make sure that weed seeds don’t disperse into the mixture and contaminate the base you are using to grow plants.

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Teaching Methods

Brainstorming, Lecture Discussion, Demonstration

Tags: agriculture food and natural resources education, curriculum

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