Stages of a
A tiny Mustard Seed is planted about 2 cm deep into the soil. Just a few months later it has grown into a flowering plant that is over 100cm tall! During this amazing journey, the seed goes through 4 different stages.
- Seeds are planted in the spring
- Like moist but not too wet soil
- Planted 3 to 4cm away from the next seed
- A seek or two later the plant comes up through the soil
- Roots grow over 1m deep into the soil to provide moisture
- Farmers may use fertilizers or herbicides to help the seeds grow
- Flower buds can be seen on the plant 6 weeks after sprouting
- One week later the yellow blooms can be seen
- The flowers will produce seeds in pods
- Flowering plants need lots of water to keep producing seeds
- Mature mustard plants are ready for harvest
- A machine called a combine is used to pick the pods containing the new seeds
8 parts of a
the right answer
1 If mustard plants need to be planted 22cm apart, how long would a row that has 10 mustard plants be?
2 A mature mustard plant is about 1m tall. Which of these objects is closest to the height of a mustard plant?
3 Mustard seeds are planted 2cm deep. How far below the surface would mature seeds be?
4 When cooking with mustard, what unit of measure would you use?
5 If a farmer planted 5 rows of mustard with 100 plants in each row, how many plants would there be altogether?
6 If a mustard crop was coming out of the soil on May 15th and the flower buds emerge 6 weeks later, would you expect to see the flowers in: