July 7th, 2013

Family Time: Making Home Gardening an Activity Kids Love

Ah, summertime. The sun is shining and the air is fresh. It’s the perfect time to make some great family memories in the garden. Here are a few ways to make your kids’ gardening experience fun and alluring.

Plant easy-to-grow flowers. Nigella seeds can be scattered and left to grow. Cosmos will grow even in imperfect conditions. And both will attract butterflies.

Children will love to eat their fruits and vegetables when they’re picked straight from the vine. Many flowers Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th, 2013

Small Spaces: Getting Started Container Gardening

If you love plants but lack the space for a garden plot, container gardening is a great way to exercise your green thumb when there’s not much room to grow. Container gardening allows you to grow a variety of plants on your balcony or patio, or even on the lawn if your landlord prohibits digging.

To get started container gardening, consider the type of plants you would like to grow. Flowers such as petunias and marigolds are easy to grow in containers, Read the rest of this entry »

June 30th, 2013

Five Essential Vegetables for Every Home Garden

There are certain vegetables that every home garden should have. These are usually easy and fast to grow and are available at most garden stores. Growing these vegetables in your home garden can help you to get the family excited about eating vegetables. By teaching children how to grow their own food, you are teaching them important skills in sustainability and healthy eating that they will take with them throughout their lives!

1) Tomatoes- These are a staple in many homes.Want more? Click