Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Projects for Kids: A GARDEN IN YOUR KITCHEN, Carrots

Sprouted Carrot Tops
Look around your kitchen. Some of the things we eat are seeds. Some of the things we eat have seeds in them. And some, such as pineapples and carrots, will sprout new leaves if placed in water. Now, at a time when many schools are closed, I will post a new simple gardening project each week that kids can do at home. Have fun watching things grow!

Cut off the top of the carrot, leaving about an inch of the carrot on it. Place this in a shallow dish of water, and wait for a few days. Soon you will see new leaves growing out of the top. Wait a bit longer and you will see roots growing out of the carrot bottom. You may want to transplant your carrot into a pot full of soil and watch the leaves continue to grow.

You can experiment with other seeds and plants around your house. It’s fun to discover how things grow–and you’ll end up with a beautiful garden in your kitchen!

Look for all the  kitchen garden projects in these posts:
Dried Beans and Peas 3/25/20
Fresh Vegetable Seeds 4/1/20
Herbs and Spices  4/8/20
Birdseed  4/15/20
Citrus Fruits  4/22/20
Carrots  4/29/20
Avocados  5/6/20
Pineapple  5/13/20 

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