December: Encouraging Young Gardeners

Encourage your child or grandchild to develop an interest in gardening by having them grow a plant from a seed.  Place 3 toothpicks evenly around an avocado seed and suspend it in a jar of water so that the bottom is always covered in water.   The seedling which will eventually emerge can be transplanted into a pot when it is about 6 cm tall.  The same can be done with a sweet potato – be sure that there are several eyes above the toothpicks.

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