Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Botany ~ Leaves and stems

This is our leaves and stems experiment. We put 4 test tubes together and took two pieces of fresh celery in, with stalks cut down the middle. Already, the leaves are taking on the colors in the tubes way better than the flowers ever did. That shows that flowers are meant for the short term, and leaves for the longer term. The priority and efficiency of the plant is very clear.

More on the botany front. Cyan's apple seeds now have 6 leaves a piece (4 real leaves) and are about 4 inches tall. Our egg shell herb garden is growing too big for it's shells and is being prepared to go into bigger pots and then outside. The tomato plant growing upside down is starting to try to go up... as is the one in the pot on the ground. Measurement is harder with the angle, but we are trying. Maybe my sewing tape measure?

4 comments:

Amber said...

Hi Val :) Thanks for your comments & kind words - & awards! Love it!!

This experiment looks cool - after our Soil experiment this week I'm keen to do some more Plant-based ones. Where did you get the test-tubes from?

Woops! I just burnt the popcorn I was making because I got carried away responding to posts ;) Oh well! :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, her apple seeds grew really quickly! Emily asked me if we could try planting apple seeds just the other day, and I thought it would be fun to try.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Hey Amber! The test tubes were old cigar tubes from my grandpa. My dad saved them for years... and when he moved, he gave them to me. lol!

Hi Valerie! Yes, I have to post pictures of her apple seedlings again. It is amazing how fast they grew. They are getting their 5 and 6th real leaves now. :O isn't that a trip?? They are a very rewarding plant to grow from a seed. (Remember to get organic apples when you do your seedlings... they won't be genetically modified to die when they become a tree.)

Have a great night you two!

Val

Amber said...

They certainly went to good use!!