Tag : Gardening with Kids

Grow Your Own Cucamelons

  Adorable. It’s the first word that comes to mind when discovering Cucamelons. Adorable with a capital “A.” No wonder it’s also known as Mouse Melon. Yet another more common name, Mexican Sour Gherkin, adds a tinge of mystery to the mix….

8 Comments / 2535 View / August 12, 2015

In the Garden | Food Tastes Better Outside

  When spring comes and the greens are ready, the carrots sweet from winter and there’s foraging at hand, I bundle up the cutting board, picnic knife and grater and bee-line for the garden, kids in tow. If we’re lucky…

0 Comments / 143 View / April 7, 2015

Tool Time | Ames Spring Tool Giveaway

  Use a pencil as a transplanter or a can for making newspaper seedling pots, both indispensable when it comes to seeding and transplanting seedlings. But I’d no sooner use a pencil to plant a tree than I’d use a…

30 Comments / 825 View / March 10, 2015

How to Grow Sprouts with DIY Sprouting Jars

  Antsy for spring? Move over winter blues, time for some green love without the wait. Growing your own sprouts is simple and a fabulous pick-me-up this time of year. You can get your hands on some seeds and watch…

2 Comments / 4713 View / February 1, 2015

How To Make Seed Bombs: Spread the Love

Seed bombs are neat little packages of seeds, compost and clay. They’re fab to make and even better to spread and watch grow. Cast them throughout your yard, garden, or neglected stretches of your neighborhood. Think of it as an…

2 Comments / 923 View / December 8, 2014

5 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

  School’s out. At least for a few more weeks. I say make the most of it. Time for summer fun only the way summer can afford. Exploration, imagination and creepy crawlies. Fishing, forts, spring peepers (baby toads) and eating…

2 Comments / 120 View / July 22, 2014

May Garden Checklist

  May comes and the growing season seems to be here in a hot minute. No more dreaming over seed packets. It’s time to plant, weed and get primed for summer. I like to say I pace myself but, in…

4 Comments / 248 View / May 1, 2014

Handy Helen — Garden Maker

  Helen is a garden maker on the move. Her own garden just the beginning. Her self proclaimed motto is “I tinker therefore I am”. It might not sound like much at first but a little time spent with her and you’ll…

0 Comments / 99 View / April 29, 2014

Garden Making with Handy Helen

  Helen, aka Handy Helen, is a woman on a mission with a garden growing from beginning, middle to end. Most recently she’s up to her elbows in grant writing with the goal of erecting and running a 50 x…

5 Comments / 201 View / April 28, 2014

Gardening Gone Wild

It wasn’t long ago I was struck with one of my many wild ideas to start a non-profit supporting pollinator gardens. I was convinced then, and still am, that if we work together to create gardens with pollinators in mind…

2 Comments / 76 View / March 24, 2014