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
Just like people, plants need vitamins or nutrients to stay
strong and healthy. Nutrients can be found in good, natural
soil. Unfortunately, not all soil contains enough nutrients
to grow strong plants. You can make the soil in your garden
more nutritious for plants by adding fertilizer or soil food,
which is full of vitamins. Many fertilizers sold in stores
are made with chemicals that can poison our air, water, and
on the other hand, is a natural fertilizer that does not contain
poisonous chemicals. Compost looks like soil and is the dark
color of chocolate. It’s crumbly, smells clean and fresh
like the earth after it rains, and is full of nutrients that
helps plants grow.