A sweet potato
is a good idea. Kids love seeing something growing
from the food they eat, and it helps them grasp the idea that food comes from growing
things. However, I have had several sweet potatoes growing
, and they're not always reliable. Probably the most reliable plant you can grow is pothos. If you live somewhere near an interior landscaper(look under plants in the yellow pages), call them and explain what you need, maybe they will have one that's already got a lot of trailers on it. And, is there any reason you can't use both a pothos and a sweet potato
? Then if the potato
doesn't make it, you'll still have greenery. Or you could start a project of growing
a number of different foodstuffs,e.g. celery, lettuce, onions, there's a ton of stuff on the internet.