Caution: Scissors or a knife will be used in this project. It is very important to be careful when using these as they are sharp and could injure the user if not used properly.
Step 1: Gathering Materials
1. empty 2 liter bottle
2. scissors or knife
3. Package of Carrot Seeds (can be found at gardening store: Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, etc.) $2.48
4. 1 bag (2 Liters) of Organic Seed Starting Jiffy-Mix or other seed starting soil equivalent (can also be found at above places) $2.49
5. Container to catch water in.
6. Cup for watering
Step 2: Making the Container
2. Carefully use the pair of scissors to cut off the top part of the bottle as shown. (It may be helpful to draw a dotted guide line around the bottle using a marker if you want, but it is not necessary.)
Step 3: Poking Drainage Holes
Remember to use caution during this step, being carful not to point the knife or scissors towards yourself.
Step 4: Inserting Soil
Step 5: Inserting Seeds
2. Insert one seed into each hole.
3. Fill in each of the holes with soil so that the seeds are covered.
Step 6: Preparing to Water
* Note that the first time you water the seeds the water seeps through the soil very quickly. With this in mind you might want to water it over the sink the first couple of times until the soil begins to become saturated.
Step 7: Watering the Seeds
Step 8: Continue Watering and Wait
2. Continue watering the carrots often making sure that the soil doesn't dry out. Once the seedlings have emerged from the soil less watering is required.
*It should also be noted that the container that catches the water will have to be emptied periodically as need be.
3. The last step in the process is waiting. Carrots can take anywhere from two to two and a half months to finish growing depending on the variety. This may seem like a long time, but getting to finally eat the fruit (or vegetable) of you labor is well worth it!