Growing Up - My Roots

2 saplings, both showing the roots and new leaves, the younger, smaller plant also has the nut from which the roots and stem are growing.
Then a new root begins forcing its way down in the soil to find water and nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, to help it grow.

A thimble-shaped cap protects the dividing cells and smoothes the passage of the root through the soil.

The roots' main job is to find water. Its little tiny hairs force their way between individual water-soaked soil particles.