Grow tasty plants

Includes: Outdoors, Nature and the great outdoors

Activity time:
30 mins


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Lettuce, herbs and more!

Get some great-tasting plants started in a mini greenhouse.


  1. Wash a drinks bottle. Remove the label, but save the cap.
  2. Cut right round the bottle fairly close to the bottom – for example, where the bottom of the label was.
  3. Put some soil or compost in the base.
  4. Plant a few seeds in the soil (for individual greenhouses, use just two seeds).
  5. Lightly water the seeds. Keep the soil moist and wait for them to sprout.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

If an activity involves touching animals, soil or plants, make sure girls wash their hands immediately.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

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2 adults needed