Create an Urban Garden

Your Challenge: Design, plan, and cultivate a garden from which you can eat a yummy, fresh creation of your own making!Vegetables


Trowels, Pruners, and Bucket


String and Ruler

Watering Can


Popsicle Sticks


Here’s How:

  1. In your journal, use a ruler to create a grid format. Plan out your garden by assigning rows and columns to various seeds.
  2. Once planned, cover the area in soil. Follow your grid plan and plant the seeds.
  3. Label all the plants with Popsicle sticks. Mark the boundaries with string and trowels. Water the garden with your watering can.
  4. Keep notes in your journal as your seeds grow, making sure to water the seeds everyday.

Take It Further:

Try worm composting for better soil! Begin by composting your food scraps and creating your own rich soil.


Fun Facts:

  • The science behind growing plants is called Horticulture.
  • Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant; it can grow 35 inches in a single day!
  • The first potatoes were cultivated in Peru over 7,000 years ago.
  • The average strawberry has over 200 seeds.
  • There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, from small cherry types to Ponderosa, which can grow to be over 3 lbs.
  • Watermelons are actually vegetables. They are related to pumpkins, cucumbers, and squash.
  • Cilantro is a member of the carrot family.


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