Remote Learning – Growing Carrot Tops

You will need

  • Carrot top (2-3 cm from stem)
  • Shallow dish
  • Cotton wool
  • Water
  • Sunny windowsill

How to grow a carrot top 

Cut the top from a carrot. You’ll need about 2.5 cm.

Simply add a layer of cotton balls or newspaper  to your small dish. Add a little water over the cotton balls and place the dish in a sunny location. Do not let them dry out.

It will take a few days to see the carrot top begin to grow. Once the new plants have rooted well, you can plant them in soil. The new plants should show growth pretty quickly and your lucky little gardeners will be delighted with their reward.

Learning involved

  • What do plants need to grow
  • How root vegetables grow
  • Observational skills

What other root vegetables could you grow in this way?

Find some more on the CBeebies website by clicking the links below.

Mrs Husbands tried to grow a red pepper instead of a root vegetable. She planted it on the 20th April and it took until 28th May before she could see a shoot!

A Red Pepper
The seeds are attached to the stalk.


The pepper stalk was planted in compost and kept in a warm place.



Can you see the tiny green shoot?









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