Fairy gardens are all the rage these days and I can see why. Who doesn’t love miniature everything? So cute! There are so many cool ways to make a fairy garden and they are a great tool for teaching kids. We have ours set up like a dollhouse where kids can move the toys around in it and play together.
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There’s not much that’s better in my opinion than a fresh garden picked cucumber. I love the fresh taste and how juicy they are. The kids and I love cucumber salad with vinegar and we eat it daily all summer long when our cucumbers are producing. Grow cucumbers vertically for better production.
Learn how to grow kale in your vegetable garden. It’s super nutritious, grows well in many climates, and it’s tasty too. We love growing kale in our preschool garden.
Do you want to garden with your kids but don’t know where to start? Everchange Productions has produced an amazing children’s garden video for us showing the basics of how to get started with a children’s garden. You don’t have to have a green thumb to grow your own food.
Sometimes it’s hard to find enough space to grow everything you’d like to. There are some clever ways to grow more things in a smaller space, or even in your front yard landscaping if you just look for them. How could you find out how to make the most of your space? Check out these small garden ideas to make the most of your vegetable garden space.
Kohlrabi is my very favorite vegetable. It’s sweet and crunchy. We eat it any time we can find it. It’s easy to grow and doesn’t take up a lot of space in the vegetable garden. You should definitely give it a try.
It’s a lot of fun to grow hot peppers and sweet peppers in the garden. They grow the same way, you just have to decide if you like sweet peppers or hot peppers better. You can grow both if you like. We mostly grow hot peppers at little sprouts.
Sunflowers draw pollinators, look gorgeous, and make food for birds, and are edible. You can learn how to grow sunflowers with kids. You just need a few sunflower seeds, a patch of dirt and plenty of water and sunshine to grow a great sunflower garden.
When you think of a vegetable garden, you probably think of tomatoes. I would say tomatoes are the number one most popular garden vegetable to grow in the home garden. I’m sure it’s because home grown tomatoes are so vastly better than store bought. But tomatoes can be finicky and difficult to grow. What are the easy to grow vegetable favorites for beginners?
Spend even more time in the garden with garden activities for kids. Getting kids in the garden teaches them so much. And the garden makes learning activities fun. The garden is full of teachable moments on it’s own, but adding pre-planned garden activities for kids helps round out kid’s learning even more. » Read more