Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garden Chemistry: Sprouting

No tomato action, cucumbers are all coming up, two tiny carrot sprouts, one speck in the jalapeno tray.

   So, what makes a seed sprout?  Warmth and water make the seed swell and split.  Tiny roots grow downward as shoots grow upward trying to reach the light.  Not only do the roots help to stablilize the plant and keep it in the ground, but they also bring water to the plant and food from the soil.  The seed leaves also bring the plant "food" from the air and the sun.
   We are measuring the growth of our sprouts and tracking them in our nature journals each day.  We'll also add drawings to show how they look each week.

{I'm linking up with Oregon Cottage's Garden Party.}


Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

I love this time of year, when you can actually see the sprouts grow! Looks like you are off to a great start with yours--well done!

See Jamie blog said...

Great idea to follow this in your nature journals!!

Clint Baker said...

Are those cream filled donuts on the left, lol?

Beth said...

Gardening is magic I think - watchable, viewable, seeable magic in action!