Archive for the ‘Kids & Gardening’ Category

Mini Gardening

Going through my seed stash today and I noticed a pattern: Tom Thumb lettuce Tom Thumb peas Micro Tom Tomatoes Hmmm. And more: Dwarf Pak Choi Little Jade Napa Cabbage Dwarf Black Kale Mascotte green beans and Strawberry Popcorn Now these are all great if you have a small garden, or if, like me, you […]


February 28, 2016 · gj · 2 Comments
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Growing a Butterfly Garden

Gardening Jones shares the info you need to attract more butterflies to your garden.

January 22, 2016 · gj · 2 Comments
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The Fairy Garden Gate

My Mother read a lot to us as children, in particular she liked fairy stories. So much so that I have a memory, whether it is real or not, of seeing fairies dance across the tops of the wildflowers in the fields next to our house. At 2 1/2 my grandson is just coming to […]

August 16, 2015 · gj · 3 Comments
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10 Plants for Gardening with Little Grandkids

Last year our Sprout was just a wee bit little, as pictured above, for gardening. Sure, at 1 1/2 years old he could poke his finger in the soil and add a seed, but the concept was completely new. This year we really get to have fun! He’ll be both growing things with his parents, […]

April 28, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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My Garden Can Beat Up Your Garden

Note: This post originally was published in June, 2010. This repost is a tribute to our daughter, who is about to graduate college with numerous honors and awards. She will also be attending a prestigious University to pursue her master degree in the fall. This has always been my favorite post. My youngest daughter and […]

April 18, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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9 Ways to Teach Children About Food

Recently I was at the local grocery buying some fresh produce. Let me tell you, it was hard; but I needed to have fresh for a reason and everything at home is preserved right now. There was a young man checking me out, and he really wasn’t looking at what anything was, just at the […]

March 28, 2015 · gj · No Comments
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Gardening for Babies and Kids

If you have little ones in your life, and you are a gardener, then you are doubly blessed. Choosing what to plant for healthy baby food and for older kids should center on two main things: 1. What produce has the most pesticides in it, and 2. What do kids like? The first one is […]

November 11, 2014 · gj · No Comments
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A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 2

I am still ticked about what happened yesterday, and there is something I have been holding in that started to seep out in that last post. Now’s the time to get this off my chest: Lots of people talk about pesticides, herbicides and genetically engineered foods; this is important information to get out there. Here […]

August 19, 2014 · gj · 5 Comments
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A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 1

The facility I work at has on site a pre-school program, government offices, a senior center, a playground and a little league ball field. It is a place where many local residents can find something to do. Today, a 16 year old boy shot a younger boy playing nearby with an air BB gun, multiple […]

August 18, 2014 · gj · 9 Comments
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Sundays in the Garden – with Sprout

“There is a place in your heart you didn’t know existed, until you become a grandparent.” A few of my friends who have had this wonderful experience shared sentiments like this with us when we found out our daughter and son-in-law were expecting. After just 9 fast months his grip on our hearts has only […]

September 29, 2013 · gj · 4 Comments
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