Scientific summer

The Science of Gardening

By: Becca posey 3rd hour

Summer fun

This summer I gardened. During the summer months my family and I got all of the supplies to start a garden which included pots, soil and seeds. Then we started planting in my backyard. I wanted to garden because it is fun and I like to have fresh produce.

Look at me

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This is a picture of someone watering their plants. I choose this picture because I had to water my garden daily.
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This is a picture of part of my garden. This picture shows mostly the flowers and not the vegetables, but I did grow allot of vegetables.

The science of it

Photosynthesis

Plants use a process called photosynthesis to make food. During photosynthesis, plants absorb light energy with their leaves. Plants use the energy of the sun to change water and carbon dioxide into a glucose. It's like a sugar. Glucose is used by plants for energy and to make other substances like cellulose and starch. Cellulose is used in building cell walls. Starch is stored in seeds and other plant parts as a food source.

How plants grow

The four main things you need for to go a plant are sunlight, soil, water and seeds. Soil holds the roots and provide the plant with water and nutrients. Nutritional help the plant grow strong. Sunlight give the plant food and energy. All of these things help the plant go through the six stages of growth. The stages of plant growth is seed germination, seedling, vegetative, bud stage, flowering and ripening.

I wonder

  1. I wonder why certain plants need more sun than others
  2. I wonder what flowers in my garden bee are most attracted too.
  3. I wonder what vegetable plant grew the most vegetables.
  4. I wonder what plant began the flowering stage first.