Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Gardening Business for Kids

Succulents are great! They're easy to grow and don't need much water so you can ignore them for a few days. ALSO...you can grow more by doing stuff like taking a leaf and sticking it in some soil, or taking off oneremoving one of the little plants of the baby plants and potting it up. Another thing you can do is go to the nursery and buy one of their tiny potted succulents. Find one that has 3 plants in it. Carefully divide it at home and Voila! you have 3 plants! This makes it a very good business idea for kids. If you spend $1.50 to buy the first plant, grow 3 plants from it, and sell them for $1.50 each, how much profit do you make? Ahhhhh....a tricky math question.

FrancescaHere's a type of succulent called a Blue Agave. This one belongs to Martha Stewart's dog, Francesca. The dog looks like she's only 1 inch high, but I think it's trick photography. How big do you think that Agave really is? You can click on the picture to go to Martha's blog and see some of her other succulents. Look for one called an "Aloe". This plant is very good if you ever burn yourself! Not that you would...just, if ever...

2 comments:

Brent Festge said...

did you grow a dog? Amazing.

Geno's Garden said...

No, Martha Stewart did, because she can do anything.