Growing Sunflowers is a great garden project for kids. They are so easy to grow and germinate very quickly, which should satisfy even the most impatient of children! And the large seeds make it very easy for little hands and fingers to pick them up and plant them.
The ideal time to prepare your soil is in the Autumn, but if you are starting afresh then preparing in the Spring is OK, but wait until the worst of the frosts are over and the soil has started to warm up. Digging semi-frozen or soggy soil can actually harm it.
Ah, Super Sow Sunday is almost here yet again. The day when gardeners get together to sow seeds during the Super Bowl. Many can multitask and take in both of these grand events or some may simply choose one. I know what I will be doing on Sunday though, preparing my gardening plans, planting some […]
Gardening is the perfect activity for parents and kids to do together. Children love digging in the dirt and watching their plants grow. Plus, they’re more likely to eat their vegetables if they’ve actually grown them!
So, you’ve decided to grow a vegetable garden but aren’t sure where to start? First, you must begin the planning stages. Typically, the planning is done during the fall or winter months allowing you plenty of time to figure out what you want and where you want it. You will n
Raised garden beds are an excellent gardening method for small gardens, family garden plots and basic vegetable planting. Because the beds are raised, the soil warms up more quickly in the spring, allowing for earlier planting. It is also easier to add to the soil and manage the day-to-day aspects of gardening with raised beds. […]
Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t have to worry about the pesticides they might contain, and you definitely cut down on the miles they — and you — have to travel. As it turns out, […]
All parts of the beet are edible: roots, leaves, and stems. You can prepare them numerous ways. The boiled roots are sweet. The stems and leaves are good additions to stir fries and salads. Cook beets quickly and sparingly as excess heat breaks down the phytochemicals and reduces their health benefits. Because it is easier […]
One of four basil plants is placed in each corner of a raised-bed garden in Mary’s front yard. Although her family grows plenty of herbs for use in their meals, she isn’t really into cooking. “I’m more into nature,” the 11-year-old said.$RETURN$$RETURN$
The trailer hitched to the back of Larry Stebbins’ pickup truck is piled high with fresh dirt and long-handled shovels. On the sides and back of the trailer, Stebbins has written by hand two words in big, capital letters: