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Gardeners love to share their interest in gardening, and sharing with their children can be particularly rewarding. Even 2- and 3-year-olds can help plant their own little patch, and watch as life unfolds around them.
What better place to ‘grow’ special family memories than in a garden? Gardening with your kids or grandkids at home or at a community garden not only provides the tangible benefits of exercise and fresh food, it also fosters communication, builds strong relationships, and offers an opportunity to work towards a common goal. Our monthly activities and Parents' Primer are designed to help you get started.
If you don't know what USDA Plant Hardiness Zone you live in, check the map here to find out. April To-Do List for Zone 3 Dig up and enjoy parsnips still left in the garden from last fall. Dig compost into beds as soon as the soil can be worked. Fertilize established lawns.
Why burn a quarter-tank of gas running out to the drugstore for Pepto when you can pluck some relief from your windowsill herb garden ? Besides adding another dimension to your cooking, freshly harvested herbs can soothe dozens of common health problems, and it’s possible to grow a selection of home remedies in a couple of pots placed in a sunny spot. Look for seedlings of these plants and herbs at any garden store, or if you’re really ambitious, buy a packet of seeds and try sprouting your own .
Seeds may become more valuable than GOLD in an economic collapse...
When I was young, my parents offered me a tiny plot of ground in our backyard for my own garden.
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Nature advocate: I agree to an extent, however, it might be nearly impossible to do as you speak. Besides human involvement, there are numerous ways plant and animal species can move around the planet.
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By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden ) Outside of common belief, there are actually many ways to design a vegetable garden. With the proper design and maintenance, there is no longer the need to hide your vegetable garden away from view. In fact, a well-designed vegetable garden can be quite attractive as well as functional. For people who have plenty of time and space, the traditional garden plot is acceptable.
If you're a beginner vegetable gardener , here are basics on vegetable garden planning: site selection, plot size, which vegetables to grow, and other gardening tips. Remember this: It's better to be proud of a small garden than to be frustrated by a big one!
One of the best ways to grow vegetables in cool climates is to plant them on raised beds. When the soil is elevated it dries more quickly, warms faster and provides deeper soil for the root crops to develop.