Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing Spring Onions And Germinating Green Beans

The above are two simple projects for kids to experiment at home. Of course, they need adults to help them with the preparation. A few weeks ago, Aunty YK demonstrated to Sharlene the ways to grow spring onions and to germinate green beans. The steps are pretty simple. Just get an empty container and fill it halfway with soil, put in onion bulbs (do not cover the bulbs completely), water well and expose it to sufficient sunlight. Nowadays, we don’t have to buy spring onions from the wet market as we grow our own spring onions :)

And here is Sharlene’s little tub of spring onions. She loves to water the plants, watch it grow and was very thrilled when the onions started to sprout.


As for the germination of green beans, I’m sure all of you are familiar with the steps, right? Sharlene was first taught how to germinate green beans at her pre-school last year. Back home, she has done it a few times too. And her latest one looks like this...


Now she knows that plants need soil, water, air and sunlight to grow properly :)

12 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

That's a good and educational activity. :) I think I should grow my own spring onions too..hehe.

Wonderful Life said...

Very educational activity.

I live gardening actually. Shall do this one day with my boy... :)

Merryn said...

Great science lesson there! :)

Kathleen said...

there was once when i was at her age i used to do those projects too. it was great watching the seedlings/shoots grew higher day by day. your girl must like it much.

Contentedmom said...

cool...fun activities indeed :)

wenn said...

wah, successful growth! bravo!

slavemom said...

My maid oso planted some spring onions but not big enuff to be used yet. :) Planting is good for the kids. Teach them to be responsible too.

J.H said...

This give me an idea to try at home too! (Dunno why I had never thought of that, the monotony of office like probably had killed my brain cells).
Thanks for sharing!

MeRy said...

Such an educational activity..

MommyAngel said...

Thanks for sharing. I think it's nice to grow our own spring onions too as sometimes when we need just a few stalks, we need to run to the market just to get them :)

LittleLamb said...

kids like gardening i reckon. they will consistently ask u need to water or not right..and when it sprout..they will be jumping for joy...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Agreed with most of the mommies.
It is a very educational activity.

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