How to Grow Pumpkins

Pumpkins are large orange fruits which grow above ground but rest on the floor because they get so heavy. You can buy pumpkin seeds at gardening shops but can also collect them from inside the pumpkin. I plant my pumpkin seeds at the start of April so they get big...

Photosynthesis – Plant Energy

In order to grow, plants need energy which they get from sunlight, this is called Photosynthesis. A green substance called chlorophyll is found in the cells of the plant’s leaves. The chlorophyll captures energy from the sunlight, at the same time it uses the...

Seeds

What’s in a Seed? It is amazing how a seed can be kept for years and it still grows when you plant it.   Seeds are living things which live inside a shell which protects them. Inside the shell, they have an embryo which it grows into. Inside the seed shell, there is...

Overgrown Gardens – Nature’s Paradise

An overgrown garden may not look as neat as a tidy garden but it provides homes for lots of insects, animals and birds. Overgrown gardens create an ecosystem for lots of creatures to live in. When plants grow big and you do not cut the grass, lots of creatures create...

Sunflower Seed Bread

Ingredients: 224 g strong bread flour 120 ml warm water ½ tsp dried fast action yeast 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp of salt 1 heaped tbsp of sunflower seeds Equipment:  Children’s Cooking Sets Jug Sieve 2 Mixing bowls Baking tin Cling film Wooden spoon Wire rack A...

Winter Gardening for Children

Even in the colder months of autumn and winter when lots of plants have lost their leaves some vegetables prefer to be planted so they are ready for the start of spring. Some vegetables even need a touch of frost to improve their flavour. It is always best to plant...
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