The other day I was pruning our tomato plant and my mother in law suggested putting some of the trimmings in a glass with water to grow new roots. What a great chance to illustrate roots to E, I thought. Here are some pictures of how they have thrived. I know that you can sprout beans, I remember doing it in school, but this is kind of neat because it ties to our particular garden outside.
Plus, they look really cool!
We picked one of our first tomatoes from the garden around May 12th, I say one of them since the very first one was an early ripened one that had some bottom rot. No problem with that for this one and we all enjoyed some slices with a little salt.
(I shared this post on No Time for Flashcard’s Link & Learn – it is an awesome site by the way with great ideas for learning activities even for the littlest kids!)