As urban dwellers, we don’t have a yard but as someone who loves gardening I try to find fun indoor gardening projects to do with my kids. This is an immensely satisfying activity since it produces results so quickly. No waiting around days or weeks to see anything growing!
Kiddo has been going to a gardening class at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. He loves the science aspect of it. His teachers suggested sprouting beans as an indoor gardening project.
All we did was nestle a bunch of beans in a jar along with a wet paper towel and they are sprouting away. The very next day we saw sprouts and we are amazed at their progress. The sprouts grow nearly an entire inch each day.
The jar sits in our sunniest window and since towel dries out quickly, Kiddo keeps it moist with a spray bottle. You can imagine how much he loves spraying!
Instant gardening gratification.
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