Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Projects for Kids: A GARDEN IN YOUR KITCHEN, Herbs and Spices

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!

Herbs and Spices
Many herbs and spices are seeds. You might find caraway, cardamom, celery, anise, mustard, sesame, or poppy seeds on your spice shelf. Try planting some of them to see if they will grow. You can fill an egg carton with potting soil and plant a different kind of seed in each cup. Use a craft stick to label each section. Then you will know which plant is which when the seeds grow. When a plant is about two inches tall, it should be transplanted to a larger container.

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 more 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
Avocados  4/22/20
Citrus Fruits  4/29/20
Carrots  5/6/20
Pineapple  5/13/20

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