Plant a Garden

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gardentoolsSpring is a great time to start planting a garden. Gardening is also a great way to celebrate Earth Day, which is April 22. Whether you choose a flower garden, an herb garden, or a vegetable garden – it’s completely up to your personal preferences.

For our garden, we chose three veggies and two herbs. Home Depot is having a Spring sale right now, so we got all our supplies at great low prices.

Your child will love helping you. I am no expert gardener, so we’ll see how this turns out. We had fun though. First we got to pull out all the grass from the area in our yard where we put our box. Our box has an open bottom, so the roots will have plenty of room to grow down. We stirred up the dirt a little, and we found so many fun things there! You can talk with your kids about everything you find. We found bugs, rocks, snail shells, and even a live worm!

As you plant your garden, you can talk about the parts of the plants – roots, stem, leaves, petals, fruit, etc. Don’t forget to talk about what plants need to grow: dirt, water, sunlight.

There are tons of resources online that can help you plan a garden with information about what grows well together, how much water and sunlight different plants need, and so much more.

Good luck!

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