Your Challenge: Design, plan, and cultivate a garden from which you can eat a yummy, fresh creation of your own making!
Trowels, Pruners, and Bucket
String and Ruler
- In your journal, use a ruler to create a grid format. Plan out your garden by assigning rows and columns to various seeds.
- Once planned, cover the area in soil. Follow your grid plan and plant the seeds.
- Label all the plants with Popsicle sticks. Mark the boundaries with string and trowels. Water the garden with your watering can.
- 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.
- 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.
Agricultural Engineer, Conservation Scientist, Food Scientist
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