TRASHY KIDS~Bushy Tops!
TRASHY KIDS~ Will be a reoccurring segment on the Trashion Blog featuring fun crafty ideas, book reviews, and kid friendly activities in general. If you would like to submit a "TRASHY KIDS" idea, please feel free to contact the author, (me)Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This segment of TRASHY KIDS is a fun indoor project using a few kitchen leftovers! Did you ever consider that when you buy vegetables at the local grocery store that you may never think about what they looked like when growing in the ground? Many of us just think about them as simply something to eat. Some vegetables do not die when they are picked, and with a little patience you can grow some very nice looking plants from your kitchen scraps!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Kitchen leftovers like-Carrots or Parsnips
Vermiculite or soil-less compost
A Pairing Knife
HERE'S WHAT TO DO:
Fill the flowerpots with vermiculite or the soil-less compost. Cut off the top of each carrot or parsnip. Plant the tops in the vermiculite and spray them with water. Put the flowerpots in a warm, dark place, such as a closet. They should be checked every day to ensure that the soil is kept moist. At the first sign of growth, put the flowerpots in a light place. (I use my Southern most Window) Continue checking them and spraying them with water to keep the soil moist and soon they will grow into beautiful little bushy plants.
(They will not fully mature into a new carrot or parsnip, but the experience and sharing of this experience is extremely rewarding!)