Friday, April 6, 2012

Is Your Garden Ready for Spring?

The sure signs of needing to get your garden ready for the spring is setting your clocks forward, warmer weather, the awful pollen season, and rain, rain, rain! So what are you things are you planning to plant in your spring and summer garden this year? Creativekidzplay has great tips to get you started.

First, if you live in an apartment, try potting some items in small pots and putting them in a place outside that gets a lot of sun like your deck. If your deck does not get a lot of sun try adding some lights to promote growth of your herbs and veggies. For small pots, try growing herbs such as chives, rosemary, and mint. For larger pots, you can actually grow cabbage,  tomatoes, oregano, strawberries, and cilantro.

If you have a large yard and are a beginner gardener, go to your local hardware store for instructions on building a small 4 x 4 to 4 x 8 raised garden box. Some hardward stores already have these boxes for sale. Add your soil and purchase seeds of your choice for herbs, fruits, and vegetables that grow well in the spring season. Add water and watch your garden grow.

Teaching children to grow their own food is a healthy way to get better nutrients into their body and teach patience which is a lifeskill.

Share some of your garden ideas and pics with Creativekidzplay. We love hearing from you!

Pics taken by Paige Lackey Martin

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