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How Does Your Garden Grow?

What is a garden?

What plants need

How plants breathe

Plants get energy from the sun

Plant food factories

Nutritious Soil

Plants need a drink

Pesky Pests

Plant Pals


Budding Gardeners

Five things you can do to garden

How plants breathe

Just like people, plants need air in order to live. Human beings use lungs to breathe in a gas called oxygen and breathe out a gas called carbon dioxide. Without our lungs, we couldn’t survive. Plants on the other hand, use their leaves and roots to breathe in carbon dioxide and turn it into clean, pure oxygen that humans and animals then breathe. If it weren’t for plants, we wouldn’t have enough oxygen!