Category: Kids & Gardening

Feb 28

Mini Gardening

Gardening Jones shares an idea for a fun garden project to make with and for kids.

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 …

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Jan 22

Growing a Butterfly Garden

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

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

Aug 16

The Fairy Garden Gate

fairy 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 …

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Apr 28

10 Plants for Gardening with Little Grandkids

Gardening Jones looks at the benefits of gardening with kids.

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, …

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Apr 18

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 …

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Mar 28

9 Ways to Teach Children About Food

pears, not avocados

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 …

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Nov 11

Gardening for Babies and Kids

growing what kids like

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 …

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Aug 19

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 …

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Aug 18

A Rant: For Our Children and Grandchildren Pt. 1

gardener's perspective

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 …

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Sep 29

Sundays in the Garden – with Sprout

Today in the garden.

“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 …

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