STEM at Home: Mini-Greenhouse

👍 if you’ve got a mint green thumb! We’re building a mini greenhouse for growing mint on this episode of #StemAtHome. On your mark. Get set. Grow!

Mini Greenhouse - Stuff You Need

Step-by-Step Instructions

Mark your soda bottle with a marker and cut with utility knife.

Mark your soda bottle with a marker and cut with utility knife.

 

Place your cut soda bottle to the side.

Place your cut soda bottle to the side.

 

Mark your second soda bottle with a marker and cut with utility knife.

Mark your second soda bottle with a marker and cut with utility knife.

 

Mark and make an additional cut up the side of the second soda bottle.

Mark and make an additional cut up the side of the second soda bottle.

 

Secure plastic wrap around the bottom of the soda bottle with a rubber band.

Secure plastic wrap around the bottom of the soda bottle with a rubber band. 

 

Perforate the plastic wrap by making a few holes with the utility knife.

Perforate the plastic wrap by making a few holes with the utility knife.

 

Flip the bottle with the plastic wrap and place inside the other piece of bottle.

Flip the bottle with the plastic wrap and place inside the other piece of bottle. 

 

Add soil up to marked line on bottle.

Add soil up to marked line on bottle. 

 

Mix in mint seeds just below the surface of the soil.

Mix in mint seeds just below the surface of the soil.

 

Moisten the soil with a little bit of water.

Moisten the soil with a little bit of water.

 

Fasten the top of the second soda bottle on top and place the greenhouse in a window with good sunlight.

Fasten the top of the second soda bottle on top and place the greenhouse in a window with good sunlight.

 

Allow 2-3 weeks for your mint to begin growing.

Allow 2-3 weeks for your mint to begin growing.

 

Throw a tea party with all your best friends!

Throw a tea party with all your best friends!

Your Instructor: Rebecca Horton

Rebecca Horton: Lenovo Design Strategy Leader

Rebecca is a Design strategy leader in Lenovo’s Commercial IOT division. When she’s not inspiring creativity around the office, she’s gardening and exploring new recipes at home.

Congratulations on making your mini greenhouse! We hope you enjoyed learning about sustainability and recycling, something we think about when designing product packaging. Be sure to share your mini greenhouse with #StemAtHome. 

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