Nature Garden Activities for Kids

Grow Carrots for Kids

It's fun for kids to grow carrots -- and even more fun to eat them!

What You'll Need:

  • Carrots
  • Knife
  • Flat dishes or deep saucers
  • Gravel
  • Water
  • Potting soil

How to Grow Carrots:Step 1: Start with carrots that have leafy tops. Cut off the tops, leaving about two inches of greens. Step 2: Cut off the top inch of the carrot, and plant it in potting soil or fine pebbles in a dish. Leave the greens above the surface. Keep the soil barely moist. Step 3: If using pebbles, add fresh water every other day. When the carrots begin to sprout new leaves, plant in soil in a flower pot.

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