One of the benefits of membership at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is that we receive their publications every so often. A few years ago their Gardening with Children book arrived in our mailbox but most of the activities were appropriate for older children. I took a look through it the other day and found something I thought Kiddo would enjoy: a see-through root vegetable garden. I am really hoping this is successful because it sounds wonderful.
I had to do some prep-work: I cut out the sides of a half-gallon carton and covered them with plastic film.
Kiddo filled it with dirt.After we got the soil nice and wet, Kiddo sprinkled in the radish seeds. I’m pretty sure we will have to thin out the seedlings! I also wanted to try carrots, but radish seeds were what we had on hand.Using a spray bottle for watering kept Kiddo from turning the soil into mud after planting.Fortunately we have a very sunny window.
I’ll let you know how they turn out!
UPDATE: I never took any photos (face palm!), but we did manage to grow a few spindly radishes. And I mean very spindly. Still, it was fun to be able to watch them grow. Here’s a photo of them sprouting: