Getting kids to eat their veggies can be quite experience, but if you let your kids help to grow them, they might be more inclined to give them a try! The good people at BuzzFeed.com have some awesome tips of how to grow potatoes and lettuce from leftover scraps. Spring is the perfect time for this fun project, and the veggies can later be re-planted and grown outside! You’ll have your own harvest in no time at all. Happy Growing!
1 sweet potato
1 yellow potato
Mason jar or cups
1. Halve the sweet potatoes, and place cut side down in a jar filled with water. Use toothpicks stuck into the sweet potato to keep it slightly elevated from the bottom.
2. Place it in direct sunlight.
3. Replace with clean water every one to two days.
4. Once the potatoes have roots and sprouts (called slips) about 4-5 inches long, twist the slips from the potato, and set them in their own bowl of shallow water.
5. The slips will begin growing their own roots, and once they are one inch long, you can plant them in soil.
1 head lettuce
Mason jar or cup
1. On a cutting board, cut two inches of the base of lettuce off.
2. Set the lettuce on its base in a glass with ½ inch of water, and place it in sunlight. Change the water every day.
3. After 5-7 days, some new leaves should have begun to sprout from the center, and roots should be forming. Transfer it to soil and you can begin harvesting leaves when they reach 6-8 inches tall.