Garden Activities for Kids

Cucumber in a Bottle

Grow a cucumber in a bottle.
Grow a cucumber in a bottle.
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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
  • Soil
  • Cucumber seeds
  • Nut pick
  • Water
  • Sunshine

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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