I know my little ones will find this neat to do one of the older ones sent me the link they grew some of the stuff and it did work in the dorm rooms for a class they are taking
all sorts of growing experiments you can do with your kids just by
using food from your kitchen. The possibilities are nearly
limitless...take some time to take stalk of the food supplies you have,
and decide which ones you'd like to experiment with. To give you an idea
of the kinds of things you can plant, here's a quick list:
1. Whole seed spices (like corriander seed, mustard seed, etc.)
2. Seeds from fruits and vegetables (like potatoes, green peppers, apples, etc.)
3. Snack food seeds (like popcorn and raw nuts, etc.)
4. Fresh herbs and spices (like garlic and ginger root, etc.)
of these seeds and roots will grow best by starting them in water.
Also, many of them can be transplanted out into the garden, if you'd
I think I'm gonna try an Avacado!
Good to know!!
a bunch of celery and cut the bottom root off. Place the root in a cup,
filled about half way up the root. New leaves and stalks will begin to
form out the top of the cut root. You can then plant it in the garden if
a potato around until some eyes start growing on it. Slice a piece of
the potato off where the eye is, and put it in a cup with water covering
the potato, but not the eye. Soon, you'll have a potato plant sprouting
up and you can plant it in the garden, or just watch it grow in the cup
(no potatoes will grow in the cup, but the plant will grow and look
you're really interested in this kind of kitchen food experimentation,
you'll be happy to know about a great book on the subject called Grow it, Don't Throw It!: 68 Windowsill Plants from Kitchen Scraps
by Deborah Peterson. She walks you through all the specifics of growing
68 different things from your kitchen supplies. The book is packed with
tons of helpful information!
Hope some of you find a use for this info we have started a few things here for a science project for my kids class.
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