Gardening for Children and Teachers

Gardening for Children
can be easy and exciting; even it is done with low to no budget!

If you are a teacher; you may love to explore different kinds of teaching materials for your school kids to understand more about the natural science of plants.

And before you present your work to the kids; you may love to experience it first; so that you can do the best explanation on every happening in the plant growth.

There are plenty of low cost gardening projects can be created if you have a school organic garden outdoor. However, you can also bring the creativity indoor; especially during the cold and wet days.

We are constantly thinking about how to increase our garden harvest without increasing the time and space.

By doing experiments in the winter season; I have been given a chance to learn more of how plants can be grown more efficiently in a different environment. And so, I experienced an alternative gardening skill.

Gardening for Children can be a Creative Subject

Most of the organic gardeners would have experienced growing all types of organic vegetables plants in soil.

And most of us may not have discovered how the roots were grown and developed; and where the roots would began; because the roots were buried underground; and they were invisible to us before the harvest time.

The greenish or sprouted table potatoes are often found in our storage, due to the exposure of light or moist or natural heat. And they are mostly placed in the kitchen waste, when they are no longer suitable for eating.

If you place these into soil; or simply expose to the light; a purple or white stem (above picture 1) with a few top leaves would appeared on the potato when the buds are first sprouted. However, when they are place in water; they are different.

Gardening for Children Curriculum

How to make a decorative and artistic table top container water garden from these BIO potatoes waste?

Required materials

*Non-edible sprouted potatoes from your home kitchen

*One or more clean containers of any kind

*Rain water from your natural resources

Gardening for Children Project Instructions

1. Fill the container with a little rain water.

2. Cut the potato into half (picture 3) with minimum sprouting buds.

3. Set these pieces of potatoes in one or more containers.

4. Place these grow boxes in a natural or heated room at temperature 20°C; and make sure they are out of the direct sunlight and the chilling wind.

5. Rinse and change or fill the grow box when it is necessary.

Natural Gardening for Children and Adults

When equal chance is given to each piece of potato; you will discover every piece behaved differently.

Some grew very fast and with abundant of roots (above potato 1 at picture 7); others grew slower and with little happenings. They are all in different charms and growing strong.

The bigger container is needed from time to time; as the roots would constantly expanding.

A small tortoise (picture 17) was first demonstrated from the fast grown piece of potato in 44 days; although it looked like a garden spider (picture 29) from the back. And as it continued growing; it changed to a beautiful swan (picture 33).

At first I thought those greenish brown leaf a-like items (picture 24) attaching on both sides of the main shoot would developed into leaves. However, they turned up to be mini roots instead.

This potato is ended with a final result of a few green tiny potato babies (picture 35&36 ) in the water. And the rest of them are still in the steady growth.

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