Fun Activities – Gardening for kids

Grow more vegetables in your centre to encourage healthy eating habits for kids

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Fun gardening activities to try

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How to grow more vegetables

Did you know you can grow more from your existing vegetables, fruits and herbs?

How to regrow: vegetables, fruit and herbs from your scraps

  • Potatoes – cut in half and leave to dry overnight and replant (eye facing up)
  • Lettuce – cut the bottom core off and place in water (head facing up – plant after 5-7 days)
  • Spring onion – Cut bulbs at bottom and place in water for 7 days, then soil
  • Celery – cut the bottom head off (leave 2 inches), place in water (stems up), plant in soil after 7 days
  • Red Onion – cut square with root middle and place in soil, water abd


  • Lemon pips – rinse and place in soil, water and leave in the greenhouse (create your own using a cut plastic bottle and place on top of pot like a lid)
  • Strawberries- use seeds from outer skin- rinse and dry then plant in a mini pot
  • Apples, kiwifruit- take seeds (rinse and dry), germinate using paper towel folded in half with seeds between and place in sealed container in fridge until they sprout then move to pot ( Kiwifruits can take up to 8 weeks)
  • Tomatoes – cut the top head of tomato and place in soil and cover with more soil, water and store in warm spot to grow
  • Advocado – cut pip in middle out using a spoon or icecream scooper, rinse pip and add 4 toothpicks on each side and sit on cup so seed is dipped into water
  • Pineapple – take the crown of the pineapple and peel off the layers so you can see more of the root, slice off a little of the bottom, poke 4 toothpicks in each side and put in water for 5-8 weeks, then place in soil to grow

Herbs and spices

  • Basil – Take a few branches of basil and only leave top tip of leaves, place in water until routes grow then transfer to a pot
  • Lemongrass – cut 3 inches from bottom and place in 2cm of water until its grown 5cm then place in soil
  • Cilantro (Coriander) – take 3 inches of the tip of branches and place in water, place in soil once roots grow 5cm

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