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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/11/2010 11:51 AM Updated by: Kim_Hamilton on 04/15/2010 03:04 PM
Expires: 01/01/2015 12:00 AM
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The Kid Connection..."Gardening with the kids"~by Stefanie Pechan

With the nice weather out, we thought we would put his popular column up again for your viewing enjoyment! You’ve seen them on television. It’s hard to walk by them at the store without picking up a dozen or so. Yes, it’s that time of year. The home improvement stores are flaunting their bounty of flowers, seeds, and all things garden. I love walking into the outdoor section of these stores just to experience the vivid splashes of color. It is all so inspiring. I find myself imagining my planters bursting with color, yet the old saying “Don’t plant anything until after Frog Jump weekend” causes me to hesitate…but just for a second....


(photos: spechan)




Now go grab those gardening tools and get ready to bring some spring into your home.

It may not be time to begin your garden outdoors, but who says you can’t start one inside? My husband, being quite the green thumb, purchased a few supplies and together with the kids created an indoor garden that can be transplanted outside once the weather is a bit more hospitable. It was very easy to do and didn’t take much time at all, considering he had the ‘assistance’ of a 2 and 3 year old. Our windowsills are the temporary homes for these little sprouts and the kids are enjoying watching them grow.

Cost of materials: just under ten dollars.

Teacher tip: Not only is this activity fun for kids, it teaches them all about how plants grow! Not to mention that they just might be more apt to try those veggies if they helped grow them. What a fun family project! Want to go a little further with this exploration? There’s a neat garden kit that uses gel instead of soil. You literally get to view all of the stages of plant development!


(photo courtesy of fat brain toys)

So, while winter gives it one last go (hint: snow in the forecast next week), you can sit by the window watching the snow fall all while smugly looking at your indoor garden. Within a few weeks, you’ll have plants ready to transplant outside and gain a head start on harvesting nature’s goodness.



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