Growing A Sweet Potato Plant
- Sunday, 28 August 2011 20:55
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:00
- Written by Sarah - Admin
Have your chiildren fill the jar with water so the bottom of the potato is submerged in the water.
Support your children put the jar in a sunny place - a window sill is probably a great spot!
Remind your children to check the jar every day. Have them add water with their special watering can so the water stays level. Within a few days, you should start seeing fuzzy sprouts on the bottom of the potato. They'll look like fur. These are the beginnings of roots. Your sweet potato is growing!
After about two or three weeks, when your sweet potato has really gotten going, help your children transplant the potato into the pot. Carefully remove the potato from the jar and move it into a pot that's big enough to completely bury the potato. Have your preschooler cover the potato with dirt, trying to keep the leaves out of the dirt (though it's not a huge deal if a few of them get covered up). Teach your preschooler how to gently pat the dirt around the potato.
Remind your children to keep watering your sweet potato plant, and it will keep growing. Now you have your own sweet potato plant!
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