Indoor Gardening with Kitchen Waste
Grow a garden with an extra dose of environmental-friendliness by using plant scraps that usually get thrown away. Full of dirty hands-on fun, this activity is a great way to teach your kids about the science behind plant growth.
Introduce the experiment by talking about the six basic parts of plants: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Ask her to think about some of the plant-based foods, including carrots and pineapples, that she eats regularly and guess what part of the plant each one is. She probably already knows that pineapples are fruit but does she know that carrots are actually roots?
What You Need:
- 2–3 carrot tops, cut about 1” from the top
- Shallow bowl
- Pebbles (optional)
- 1 fresh pineapple
- Pot of damp soil