kids activities


Mini glasshouse or plant cloches are a great way to give plants an early start in spring, when the weather can still be a little cold for some plants.  The air inside will heat up helping the plants grow.


  • Plastic bottle, with the base cut off and the cap from the top removed (this creates a readymade air vent).
  • Plant suggestions, lettuce, silverbeet, broccoli or cabbage.


  • Place the cut off bottle over a small seedling, pushing it into the ground.
  • Don’t forget to water your plants as the rain can’t get in.
  • Remove the bottle once the seedling has grown, and the weather has warmed up.

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Adult supervision may be required to help with this project, depending on the child's age.