These beans went home last Thursday so that your child can attempt to continue to grow them into larger plants. Some may be ready to transplant into larger containers or directly into the ground. Some have not shown any sign that they will grow. We have discussed this in class. Sometimes things don’t grow even if we gave them what they need: water and sunlight. Maybe there was too much water. Maybe there wasn’t enough water. Maybe there was not enough sunlight.
I encourage you to grow things with your child. We’ve been growing grass in Styrofoam cups so you don’t need a lot of space to grow something. If you have a garden at home, encourage your child to participate when you are planting. Ask them to water the plants. Help them to make observations about the plants. Have they grown? How much have they changed?
Below, please find some links to different ways to encourage your child to explore gardening that can be done with very little space.
- Soda Bottle Gardening - SmallKitchenGarden.net
- Some cheap and easy ways to start seedlings - RedTedArt.com
- Growing Beans on Cotton Balls - The Imagination Tree