Asked on Oct 21, 2017

I need some EASY ideas on gardening

Kmc29692972DebMShirley Warn


i am a preschool teacher of three year old children.
I would lIke to show them how food grows. Does anyone have any ideas?

10 answers
  • Gra25786960
    on Oct 21, 2017

    cut off carrot tops and place in a shallow dish of water, they will grow green tops. Cut off top of pineapple and put in 6 inch pot with potting soil. Plant dried bean and watch them sprout. Plant herbs and watch them grow. Plant a tomato plant in a pot, watch it grow and eat the fruit.
  • Dfm
    on Oct 21, 2017

    dont do a cherry type tomato go for a plumb type....less of a choking hazard. An heirloom tomatoes plants such as Amish paste would Be good.
  • Mpr24927336
    on Oct 21, 2017

    We cut the tops off carrots and put them in shallow dishes with water and watched them grow.
  • Lynn
    on Oct 21, 2017

    1) Easiest thing to grow! Buy a bunch of celery and cut off at about a inch above the base. Feed the celery stalks to class and plant the root in a pot of potting soil. Water every couple of days, don't let the soil dry out. The celery will grow back and you can keep feeding it to the class.
    2) Buy a bunch of green onions and cut off at bottom, use onion stalks in salsa , tomato mix, enjoy with nacho chips. Now plant bottom of onions in a planter with potting soil and watch them grow. Cut tops off onions and use them as they grow.

  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 21, 2017

    Vegetable and flower seeds are reduced to 7 cents a pack at Dollar General now in October. One bag of potting soil and any planting containers will allow you to let them get their hands dirty and smell the dirt. If you cut up an egg carton, you will have twelve planting cups. They only need about a pinch of seeds to plant, a tiny bit of water, and a window sill or table near the window to wait just a few days to see small seeds germinate. Very short lessons, 4 minutes at a time, will have more impact, and you let them discover when they can see green coming up. When all the cups are sprouting something, (have a few extra just in case), send the cups home in ziplock bags with the children. And even a pack of seeds if you want. Best wishes 😇💞
  • Shirley Warn
    Shirley Warn
    on Oct 22, 2017

    green beans planted in paper cups, they sprout pretty fast.

  • DebM
    on Oct 23, 2017

    In my experience-3 preschool aged granddaughters and few of their friends neighboring me-they love flowers. Their eyes glaze over quickly when I offer them herbs to smell like mint, rosemary or lemon thyme that I use as groundcovers in my gardens. I would suggest either paper cups or tuna tins they can bring from home to decorate and some marigold seeds. They are fast growing, needing only 70f+ temps and a sunny window. Have fun!
  • Kmc29692972
    on Jan 8, 2018

    Looks like you've discovered the "butterbean/wet paper towel/ziplock" activity. Beans, potatoes, and melons are good. Be careful with tomatoes as the plants themselves are toxic.
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