Planting in Science
This week, we thought we would show you how we take cuttings in Science:
- First of all, we cut off a bushy side-shoot. (It was a shame about this one as it had a couple of really nice blooms!)
- Remove some of the lower leaves and any flowers.
- Leave in a glass of water on a sunny place (usually 1 to 2 weeks) and eventually new roots will form. Then, hey presto, you have a new plant!
- Instead of throwing away large yoghurt containers, insert holes in the bottom of them and use them as plant pots. If you give them a rub with some sand paper, you will be able to paint them. Here is a small sample of our geraniums, which we use for experiments, including testing leaves for starch.Mr Turner