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tomatoes   tomatoes   TOMATOES
Where & how do they grow
Usually grown in greenhouses, hydroponically on a long stem with clusters of fruit.
 
peppers   peppers   PEPPERS
Where & how do they grow
Usually grown in greenhouses, hydroponically on stems that are trained to a string.
 
cucumbers   cucumbers   CUCUMBERS
Where & how do they grow
Usually grown in greenhouses, hanging vertically down.
 
lettuce   lettuce   LETTUCE
Where & how do they grow
Grown either outdoors or in greenhouses in the soil, equally spaced across an area. Some is now also grown hydroponically.
 
radish   radish   RADISH
Where & how do they grow
Grown either outdoors or in greenhouses in the soil.
 
beetroot   beetroot   BEETROOT
Where & how do they grow
Usually grown outdoors in fields in long straight rows.
 
spring onions   spring onions   SPRING ONIONS
Where & how do they grow
Usually grown outdoors in fields in long straight rows.
 
salad cress   salad cress   SALAD CRESS
Where & how do they grow
Always grown in a greenhouse, either in trays or in a punnet.

Education Zone

How are Salads Grown?

Teachers Notes

In preparation for this exercise it would be useful to buy several salad ingredients, so children can see the products and how they’re packaged. These could be washed later allowing the children to try the different products or make their own salad.

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce- different types
  • Cucumbers
  • Radish
  • Beetroot
  • Spring onions
  • Salad cress

1. Start the session with a question

What are salads?

2. Move onto holding up an example of each and find out what the class know about each product.

What is this?

Where are they grown?
-  In greenhouse
-  Outside in the soil

How are they grown?
-  Horizontal crops
-  Vertical crops