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How to grow Carrot Tops

How to grow Carrot Tops

Windowsill gardening with kids – another easy way to show them how plants grow.

Carrots are one of several vegies that can re-sprout after being harvested. Kids can create their own carrot top garden on a windowsill and watch the feathery leaves emerge from the carrots. Here’s how:

  1. Place a layer of pebbles or marbles in a shallow dish and then add enough water so that the marbles are two thirds covered.
  2. Cut a 1 – 2cm piece off the top of a few carrots and place the cut side on the marbles.
  3. Position the dish on a windowsill and after a few weeks leaves will start to shoot from the tops and fine white roots will grow from below.
  4. Top up the water as required.

A new orange carrot root won’t develop but it’s a fun way to show kids what can grow from a carrot top and it takes up almost no room at all.

How to grow carrot tops
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