How Does Your Garden Grow?
What is a garden?
What plants need
How plants breathe
Plants get energy from the sun
Plant food factories
Plants need a drink
Five things you can do to garden
Plants need plenty of food to grow. Unlike people, plants
do not order their food in a restaurant or buy it from a store.
That’s because plants manufacture or make their own
food! The plant’s leaves are its food factories. Using
energy that they gather from the sun, leaves combine water
with carbon dioxide that they breathe in from the air, and
make sugars. These sugars are the plant’s food that
it needs to grow. The process of plants making their own food
is called photosynthesis (fo-toe-SIN-the-sis). It is also
how plants make oxygen.
more about how plants make their food