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Growing Tomatoes!

A child planting and watering tomatoes, the plant growing, green tomatoes forming, and ripe orange-red tomatoes.

Children gravitate to science and nature activities like planting. They will enjoy helping to plant tomatoes or other plants in a garden or “Topsy Turvy” type of upside down hanging basket. They can help to water, pull off the side shoots to yield larger tomatoes, and keep the area weed free. If you are not using an upside down basket, you will need a tomato cage for each plant as it gets taller.

Fertilize every 2 weeks, and watch for yummy tomatoes. You can even go on to do food experiences such as slicing the tomatoes for salads or sandwiches or to make pasta or pizza sauce!