Glove Garden

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  1. maebowler

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    I am wondering if anyone has done a "glove garden", where you have a plastic glove (the ones like you just put a baggie over your hand) and put cotton balls and seeds in each finger. I can not find the plastic gloves and am wondering if anyone has done it with another type of glove or even something else. I have five seeds for the kids to use. Please help ASAP.
     
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    Contact a food service organization/restaurant and see if they can help you out with a class set of gloves. You could always plant seeds in a zip baggie...
     
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    Look in the Walmart pharmacy.
     
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    I used baggies, but those gloves are around everywhere. Even walgreen's and cvs has them.
     
  6. maebowler

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    Those gloves are not everywhere. I went to six different stores and could not find them. I asked at every place and they only had the latex or vinyl.

    I ended up getting some from my church. I was serving for Lent Supper last night and they had a big box, so I asked the lady in charge if I could give a small donation and take 40 gloves and she said to just take the gloves and not worry about the small donation. Whew! Now I can finish the bags.
     
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    I was under the impression that you could use the latex/vinyl pharmaceutical types as well.

    Now, I'm curious to know about the particular gloves. Give us a heads up on your unit. Sounds like fun! :love:
     
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    alot of times you can find them in the cake decorating supplies aisle---
     
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    ok; I know what kind of gloves they are...they are the food handlers gloves and they are big and wide; they also look like they have small holes.
    If you need some in the future, you can ask any of those "sandwich shops" where they purchase theirs in bulk.
     
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    I'm curious...how does this work???
     
  11. maebowler

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    You take a plastic food handlers glove and put a wet cotton ball in each finger. You then put a seed in each finger next to the glove. You can hang the glove on a window and watch the seeds start to grow. It is cool to see the roots and stems as they start to grow.
     
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    I got mine at GFS (Gordon Food Service) which sells bulk supplies for restaurants.

    I asked at my local grocery store deli for a donation and they wouldn't give me any.

    I had a problem with some of the seeds rotting last year. Anyone have any tips for making sure they don't get too wet?
     
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    I just planted today with one of my students that I knew won't get a chance at home. I'll take a pic tomorrow.
     
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    I've done it with ziploc bags and a paper towel....out of 18 students I think 2 got moldy....In the future I would make a couple of extra's....but I just had those students share and it was fine.
     
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    I've done this many times. It is a fun planting project. Have you tried lima beans on cotton balls? They also grow quickly.
     
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    Great, I love getting new ideas!!!
     
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    I LOVE this idea! I am working on one right now. I am doing a practice glove in the classroom while the kids are away on spring break. Will have to go check on it today! Before I left for break, the beans were starting to sprout as were a few beets! The kids were so excited and I know they will be thrilled to make their own. Thanks for a great project.
     

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