The carrot project
The carrot project: easy and inexpensive way to grow the carrots tops. This project provides children with a basic form of responsibility to look after, observation skills and a plant care.
Growing your own vegetables is a wonderful way to teach your kids about the health benefits of edible plants and fruits. Carrots are so good for our health: they are a good source of beta-carotene, fiber, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. On top of that, carrots contain 87 percent of water, perfect for hydration on a summer day! You check the water content in a carrot by yourself. Just take a look at one of our previous posts on Fruits and Vegetables Dehydration!
What to do: Place several layers of kitchen towel on the bottom of the plate and soak the kitchen towels well. Cut the top from a grocery store carrot. Place your pieces of carrot tops on the wet kitchen towels and place the plate in a sunny location. Be sure to check that the kitchen towels remain wet. In a couple of days, you’ll see the roots sprouting.
A word of caution: when we say you can grow carrots from carrots tops, we mean the plant, not the root vegetable. Make sure you explain this to your kids before your project begins.