Do you see some creepy crawly bugs in the garden and wonder if they are friend or foe? Gardening is a fun way to learn more about life cycles and eco systems and what creatures are good for the earth and bad.
Archive for Gardening
Did you know there was a kind of onion that grows in spring, summer and fall? Did you know there was an onion you could plant once and never have to plant again? Egyptian walking onions will continue to grow themselves year after year in your vegetable garden
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.
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.