Ready Set Grow!: Quick and Easy Gardening Projects

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9780756658878: Ready Set Grow!: Quick and Easy Gardening Projects

With top 10 lists, showing the best and easiest plants to grow and projects that can be completed anywhere, from the city to the suburbs, Ready Set Grow features more than 30 simple gardening projects specially designed to be completed during summer vacation. In Ready Set Grow step-by-step photographs show young gardeners how to grow plants from seed, how to propagate plants, when to harvest seeds, how long different plants take to grow, what to do about pests, and much more.

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Grade 2–5—Each spread is chock-full of bright color photographs and drawings. The text jumps immediately into such gardening considerations as space, time, and sunlight. Group leaders will find numerous suggestions for using recycled materials, such as creating a scarecrow from cans and lids. However, some of the ideas are not well explained, such as using a copper band or water-displacement spray (what is this?) to discourage slugs and snails, and a few projects are too complicated. Some of the plant and flower suggestions will be more familiar to a British audience, but the planter ideas are fun, especially the bowl of cacti with little plastic action figures. The doable activities mostly outweigh the flaws if you need to add to or update this area of your collection.—Frances E. Millhouser, formerly at Chantilly Regional Library, Fairfax County, VA
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"A great introductory how-to for kids about growing and caring for plants with more than 30 simple projects to get started." – DFWChild.com (Dallas Fort Worth North Texas Child Magazine)

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