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If you ask most young children where food comes from, they will say, “The grocery store.” Ask them how you get the food and they will tell you, “You buy it with money.” Sadly, many adults would answer the same. That’s why I love teaching my children about plants and gardening. They’ll grow up confident knowing that they can grow their own food and don’t have to rely solely on an outside source.
How to Grow Potatoes from Cuttings
Potatoes are perfect for this lesson because they are so easy to grow!
Medium Pot or Garden Space
A Seed Potato not store bought (eyes are perferable)
Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food
If you want your potato plant to grow faster, put it in a cool, dry area with plenty of light and let it grow eyes. Make sure you explain to your children that the eyes are just the sprouts of the potato begging to be planted.
First, cut the potato into pieces making sure that at least one eye is on each piece.
Next, fill your planter 1/2 full with soil and place a few pieces of the potato on the soil with the sprouts pointing toward the sky.
Cover the pieces with soil and have your children make sure they get plenty of water, plant food, and sunshine.
When your children see the plant that grows from the potato they will be amazed!
Your potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 3 months when the vines die.
Try growing these other plants from cuttings:
And let your children experiment with cuttings from other plants!
For more fun garden projects to do with your children, check out The Gro Project.
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Wow! That is totally awesome and doable. I need to do this with the kiddo 🙂
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Samantha K says
Great tips! My little ones would love gardening and growing things. Definitely something I need to plan.
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Andrea @ No Doubt Learning says
We have several plants we’re growing from cuttings right now. My kids have so much fun checking on them daily!
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