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Get out there and garden!

Posted on March, 18

With lots of home time in our lives lately, now is a perfect time to gather the family and work on that veggie or flower garden you’ve been wanting! Planting and gardening are great outdoor activities you can do with your kiddos while they’re out of school! It’s fun, keeps them busy, and they’re learning at the same time. You’ll get your Vitamin D, and fresh air, and the end result is a garden your whole family will enjoy, and be proud to say they helped build. We’ve got plenty of annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, trees, shrubs, and so much more is stock, and you can shop here in our open-air, or easily call in your order and pay by phone. We’ll have it ready for pick-up, or we can deliver. Call 972-475-5888 Ext. 2. Our online inventory can be found here

And to keep things fresh and fun, below we’ve listed 10 Garden Projects that keep kids busy:

#1 Plants that are fun to grow. Plant color packs and 4-inch pots of Geraniums, Dahlias, Petunias, Impatiens, Salvia, Lantana, Eggplant, Corn, Peppers. Whichever piques your child’s interest is the one to try. A springtime trip to the garden center is so much fun for young and old gardeners.

 

#2 Teach Kids about Beneficial Insects. Bugs good for the garden are available here. Pick up a packet of ladybugs, praying mantis, or red worms; then, release them in the gardens.

 

#3 Let them Pick and Harvest. Let them harvest the vegetables and help prepare them for a meal the family shares. Help them cut flowers and arrange them in a vase to place in their bedroom.

 

#4 Compost Together – with trash cans overflowing with all the home cooking, create a space to start your own compost pile. You’ll be amazed by the composting power of plants.

 

#5 Plant Miniature Gardens.  Air plants, terrariums, and miniature container gardens are popular with kids. Choose a wide shallow container and plant with small foliage or small ground cover plants. Spark the artist within by using a child’s toy in each garden creation. Hot wheels, toy soldiers, and plastic farm animals all make great centerpieces in a newly planted terrarium.

 

#6 Plant places to play. Make a tee pee using bamboo sticks tied together at the top with twine. Help your child plant peas or beans at the base of each pole and watch them grow. If you have enough space, grow a Sunflower House for Kids.

 

#7 Plant a garden for birds and butterflies. Kids love to chase butterflies and watch birds at a feeder. Teach children how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies into the yard. Provide these winged friends with plants for shelter, a place to protect their young, food, flowers, and water.

 

#8 Don’t forget to take photos of your children in the garden and share them with friends and family. These moments will be treasured for years to come. You can also track the progress of your plant growth!

 

#9 Give them their own spot.  Give them a row at the back of your vegetable garden, a small raised garden bed, or a group of containers on the deck. Teach them pride of ownership with their own space to plant.

 

#10 Grow plants from seed. Seed germination is a fascinating thing to adults and even more so to children. Be sure to pick seeds that quickly germinate to keep their interest. Here are some natural plants children can start by seed. They are fun to watch, develop, and readily available at the garden center.

Easy to Grow Vegetables – Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Lettuce, Sprouts, Squash, Pumpkins.

Easy to Grow Flowers – Sunflowers, Nasturtiums, Zinnias, Marigolds, Wildflower seed.