You can do it Stanley by Irena Green, is about a boy called Ben. He doesn’t know anything about growing plants and he has to do it for a school project. So he asks his Grandad for help. Grandad’s advice is to bury the seed and water it. Ben does as his Grandad suggests and after 3 weeks the plant is 124 metres high! Read the book to find out more.
My favourite character is Ben because even though he doesn’t know how to grow plants he still gives it a try and does it anyway.
I recommend this book to 6+ and I give this a 10 out of 10.
Eibhlin, aged 8
Every heard anyone talk about having a “green thumb?” It doesn’t mean that their thumb is actually green. It mean’s they have a special ability to make plants grow.
Growing your own food is SO amazing! I loved growing runner beans when I was a kid living on a farm. Because beans climb as they grow, I planted a bean tepee. I built the tepee out of six poles made from long, straight branches. Then I planted bean seeds by each pole. Pretty soon, the beans were growing up the poles until the whole tepee was covered with green leaves and plump beans. Inside the tepee was the best shady spot for taking breaks from weeding while snacking on fresh, raw beans!
Food you grow yourself seems to always taste better than food bought in the grocery store. Why not get a handful of seeds and get out into the soil and plant them? Pretty soon, you’ll have fresh fruits or veggies for tea! Don’t worry if you don’t live on a farm like I did or if you don’t have a lot of space for a garden. You can grow your plants in pots! Tomatoes, strawberries, lettuce and lots of other things grow well in pots.
The library has some really great books to teach you how to grow your own food. So there’s no excuse. Get out your green thumb and plant yourself a feast!
What would you like to grow for your feast?