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Did you Grow A TIckleMe Plant Yet?

Did you Grow A TIckleMe Plant Yet?

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I thought your young gardeners would enjoy an gardening adventure, growing the TickleMe Plant (Mimosa pudica). Recently featured by the National Gardening Association, If you want to give your young gardeners an experience they will never forget, consider having them grow a TickleMe Plant. This is the plant that will close its leaves and lower its branches when you tickle it. They sprout in days and can be grown indoors any time of year. Just Google TickleMe Plants or go to for information seeds and growing kits. This plant has turned many kids into plant and nature lovers. I know, because I grow TickleMe Plants in my classroom. Happy Growing

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Teacher Smith's picture
Teacher Smith
I wear a lot of hats

Thanks...I missed this one and it looks like something the kids would really get excited about.

mitzi's picture

Going to the local garden center this am to buy these for my grandchildren and some neighbors. great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jayne Dudley's picture

I think this is a great idea. Sounds like the kids in my class would have fun with these plants. Anything to get the kids excited about learning is wonderful in my book. Thanks

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