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Cucumber in a Bottle
Almost anyone can grow cucumbers in a garden, but you can do something trickier -- growing a cucumber in a bottle as a gardening activity with kids. It's not as hard as you might think, and your kids will be amazed.
What You'll Need:
- Two-liter soda bottle
- Cucumber seeds
- Nut pick
Step 1: Take a two-liter plastic soda bottle and poke several ventilation holes in it.
Step 2: When cucumbers start to develop, gently insert them (still attached to their vines) through the bottle's top.
Step 3: Shade the bottle with some cucumber leaves so that the small cukes won't cook from too much heat.
Step 4: Water every few days.
You might have to try this with several cucumbers before you get one to full size -- but eventually it will work!
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