My kids love vegetables! That’s right, they LOVE their veggies…veggies that they have planted from seed, watered, watched grow, and patiently awaited the moment they ripen. You can get your garden started today, no matter where you are or what outdoor space you have to work with.
What you will need:
– seeds (let the kids choose their favourites)
– soil (a good potting soil is recommended)
– containers (use empty tin cans, margarine containers, old coffee mugs etc.)
– a sunny window
Follow the directions on the seed pack and plant accordingly. Use whatever container you have in the house…or if you have seedling trays you can use those. Choose a sunny location to place your starter garden and watch the enjoyent the kids get when the first sprout peaks its head out of the soil. There is really nothing more rewarding than watching the daily progress of your efforts. When all chance of frost has passed, you can transplant the sprouted seedlings in the garden.
If you do not have garden space, container gardening is a a great option. Transplant the seedlings into larger containers and place on a deck or balcony. Don’t forget to water the plants regularly.
Here are some popular plants to start with:
Call 1-877-571-GROW(4769) for a free package of beans to grow in your garden this summer and share some of the harvest with your local food bank.