FUN-TIME WINDOW GARDEN by mogene Cooke

FUN-TIME WINDOW GARDEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A how-to book for second and third graders to use on their own. Kindergarten children could use it with adult help...Growing things holds fascination for all children and this sort of window gardening is an excellent beginning. The materials needed are readily available, with few exceptions (such as lumber and screening for making a sieve. A big old kitchen strainer can be substituted). The projects involving such kitchen supplies as lentils, grapefruit needs, etc. are practical; other things readily acquired. The order of procedure is sound. I question the introduction of terms without definition:- what exactly is meant by ""root"", with carrots, beets, etc.; by ""tuber""; by ""peat moss""; by ""second set of leaves"". What to watch for goes only part way through, and should be used throughout. The time element is too vague for the child who expects immediate action. Morning glories, for instance, are slow in a. The pictures provide excellent procedure patterns for clarifying discrepancies in the text, so together they present an adequate first indoor gardening book.

Publisher: Children's Press