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A Simple K-Cup Terrarium

 1/20:  Malva neglecta  seeds in a K-Cup Terrarium on a sunny windowsill. 

1/20: Malva neglecta seeds in a K-Cup Terrarium on a sunny windowsill. 

Winter sucks, most of us are privy to this simple truth; however, winter is also the best time to dream of spring. While dreaming of the living season, I wondered if there was a way to sprout seedlings with reused or reclaimed materials and K-Cups cameo mind. After all, K-Cups are free; the can be pulled out of the trash-can of any waiting room in any town. K-Cup plastic is polypropylene so they can be sanitized with boiling-hot water. The plastic is white, so labeling it would be is super simple... why not give this a go? 

Malva neglecta (Common Mallow) is the seed I am starting with; if you want to know more about mallow, follow this link. I'm starting with Malva neglecta for a few reasons: 

  1. The seed pods were already in my garden and they are easy to sprout.
  2. It is too early to sprout my garden vegetables.
  3. I noticed Malva neglecta growing in the shade last summer with huge leaves. 
  4. I want to see if Malva neglecta will grow big and leafy as an indoor ornamental. 

Follow the Malva neglecta Pictorial Journey 1/20...

 

 

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