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Growing Vegetables Indoors In Water

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From: Aussie Childcare Network

Growing Vegetables Indoors In Water Balcony Garden Web

Easily grow 9 kinds of vegetables in water indoors using vegetable offcuts. Children will enjoy the anticipation, curiosity and interest while growing their own vegetables.

Carrot Greens

Put them in a shallow container of water in a bright spot to regrow the carrot greens. Keep changing the water every other day and in a few days, you’ll be able to see tiny green leaves.

Green Onion

A sunny windowsill, transparent jar or glass, and green onion bulbs.

Bok Choy

To regrow again, cut the base of the stem and place this in a small bowl of water. It’s that simple! You will see how the new growth begins in only 2 days.

Celery

To grow again, use the base. Place that in a small bowl of water. It will grow back in 3 or 4 days. Young leaves can be used again or plant it if you have a small pot.

Fennel

Take a fennel bulb and set it in a cup or small bowl of clear water, a level of water should be at the level of the bulb. Keep the bowl in a spot that receives some sun and change the water in every couple of days.

Lettuce

Cut the leaves at about 1 inch from the bottom. Place the remaining stem in a shallow dish of water (about 1/2 inch). Now place that on a windowsill or under grow lights. Change water in a bowl every 1 to 2 days.

Lemongrass

Get the lemongrass stalks and keep them in water in a bright spot that receives some sun, changes the water every day, and watch as new leaves begin growing almost immediately. The roots start emerging after a week, and the stalk eventually divides itself (via offshoot stalks) after a few weeks. You can either use it or transplant that in a pot.

Garlic

Find a garlic clove with green sprout and keep it in a glass. Fill the water up to the level of clove. In 2-3 days the sprout will start to grow and the clove will produce roots. When the sprouts are 3 inches in height, you can cut it for use leaving 1/3 of the shoot.

Beet Greens

To regrow, slice off the top portion of a beet with a knife. Take no more than one-third of the beet. Fill a glass, mug or bowl with water. Place the beet top into the water, with the cut side facing downward. Set the glass on a windowsill, counter or table that is close to the window, so the beet top will receive adequate sunlight.

Reference:
Best Herbs and Vegetable You Can Grow Indoors in Water, Balcony Garden Web

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2), Few (3), Small Group (4)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    Following directions

    Use provided resources 

    Listen and ask questions interact with peers and educator

    Work with others and share resources

     

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Learning Games, Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1, Learning Outcome 2, Learning Outcome 3, Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1. Developing knowledge and self-confidence through new skills development

    2. Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

    3. Developing social and emotional well-being and creating a sense of achievement by working together with educators and/or peers and developing fine motor skills manipulating seeds and decoration materials

    4. Using senses to investigate natural and processed materials

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