Gardening with kids

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Gardening with kids

Published at 4:17pm 7th April 2020. (Updated at 11:12am 23rd April 2020)

Never has there been a better time to garden than during these uncertain times. Gardening can improve both your mental and physical health and can be very fulfilling. There's plenty of different things you can try, and with a growing number of forest schools in the UK, now's the perfect time to get your children involved!

So why not give it a go?

 
You don’t necessarily need to go outside either, you can grow plants from kitchen which is especially great for children to watch the process day by day.

  
For a quick result:- 


Try slicing off the tops of carrots and parsnips and placing them in a shallow dish of water, place them on a light, but not too sunny, windowsill and keep them moist over the next few days. Then …watch them sprout! 

 

Carrot growing

 


You can also do something similar with spring onions. When you cut the spring onion for cooking, leave approx 2cm of the bottom behind. Put these into a container like a small bowl, with a little bit of water, leaving the stem out of the water. Watch the onion begin to grow in a few days.

If you have the option, once it starts to regrow, you can plant it in soil and wait for it to grow back...pick it, use it and restart the process!

 

CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE THINGS YOU CAN GROW FROM LEFTOVERS

 

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