The summer is coming to a close but there are still a few weeks before school starts (for most). Looking for a fun an educational activities to do with your kids? Look no further! Today we’re going to explore the kids’ mini garden. We’re going to be growing herbs. Herbs are great for a kid’s garden because they tend to be easy to grow, you can keep them inside because most don’t need a ton of light, and kids can eat what they grow showing children where food actually comes from.
What You’ll Need
Small Counter Planter
Coconut Liner for Planter
Small Bag of Dirt
- Place Your coconut liner in your planter. This will help insulate your plants, retain water, and encourage the growth of microorganism that will feed your plants.
- Put dirt into the planter. You’ll need to fill the planter until about 1 & 1/2 inches from the top remain.
- Take your pinky finger and poke a small hole into the soil.
- Place 3 to 4 seeds in the hole.
- Cover the seeds with dirt.
- Water the dirt where you just planted the seeds.
- Place planter near a window.
- Water once daily.
There are a ton of cool ideas to go along with the activity. Maybe decorate the planter, have a dirt fight, take kids to the garden nursery so they can see what the plants will look like once grow, or find a cool science lesson on Pinterest that goes with the activity.
Always remember to keep plants out of reach from pets and only use herbs that are age appropriate for your children. We wouldn’t want an allergic reaction. If you have questions remember to ask your physician.
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