Did you know that some vegetables actually grow flowers? See it for yourself with a veggie flowers science project.
What You'll Need:
- Root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, and beets
- Garden plot (or some pots and potting mix with plenty of sand or vermiculite)
Step 1: Cut the bottom half off some of your root vegetables.
Step 2: Push the top half of each vegetable into some potting mix in a garden or pot. (A potato prefers to grow in water. Put the potato in a jar of water. Half the potato should be underwater, and the potato should not be touching the bottom of the jar. Stick toothpicks in the potato to keep it from touching the bottom.)
Step 3: Keep the veggies well watered. Soon, they'll sprout stems and leaves. And after that, they'll blossom.
Step 4: Notice the different kinds of flowers produced by the different vegetables. What is your favorite kind of flowering vegetable?
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