COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - If you're looking for something fun to do with the kids during spring break, you may want to try out a few fun plant projects!
The Junior Master Gardener program with Texas A&M Agrilife has multiple projects to try out which include, planting seeds indoors with peat pellets, how to make a gallon greenhouse, and how to create a potato vase.
"Kids like being outside for the most part and if they can spend some quality time, especially doing it with their parents--it's a great way to connect with your kids," explained Randy Seagraves, a program specialist with the Junior Master Gardener program. "There's something about being able to plant those plants into the ground, plant those seeds, watch them come up, being part of that experience as they are coming up and they are blooming."
Watch the attached videos to learn more about the three plant projects that Seagraves demonstrated on Brazos Valley This Morning.
The part 2 video is all about how to make paper pots and how to use peat pellets to plant Zinnias and Sunflowers indoors. The paper pots make it easy to transport the flowers into the garden in the coming weeks.
In the part 3 video, Seagraves explains how to propagate or breed flowers using a gallon greenhouse.
Seagraves finished up in part 4 by showing how to make a potato vase. He says the potato vase project is a favorite of kids and is a great way to teach them about placement of various colors and heights of flowers.
The International Junior Master Gardner program operates through universities in 37 states and is managed by Texas AgriLife Extension.
You can learn more about the Junior Master Gardener program by visiting the link under the related links section of this story.