Flowers for Kids to Plant & Grow In A Garden.How to guide.

Plant a seed

How does your garden grow?

The benefits of Children planting their own gardens.

1.It is very educational they learn about weather,plants and how they work together.

2.Teaches them responsibility, taking care of their own plant and watching it grow.

3. It's so much fun.Kids love nature and love activities outside.

4. Valuable Family time- This is an activity that parents can do with their children, a memory that will stay with them when they a're grown up.


What are the best flowers choices for your kids to start a garden?

Below you will find the best flowers for our child's magical Garden.With pictures and Step by Step Directions.These plants are fun and easy to plant and maintain.

Get outside,Enjoy the Sun and Have Fun.

Sunflowers

These flowers will thrive in full sun (at least six hours a day). Plant these seeds in May through June. Cutting the blooms And plucking dead blooms off will help them strive.

Daisies

Start your Daisies from seed in June through early July, when the soil temperature is high enough to promote good germination. Just be sure to keep the soil moist. Daisies, enjoy full sun, But they can do well in shady areas too.

Pansies

Pansies can be planted in Spring or in the Fall,with well drained soil high in organic matter, and full sun or partial shade.

These if grown by seed should be started indoors 10 to 12 weeks before planting outside.

Dead blooms off the flowers should be removed to make plant strive.

chives

You should plant chives in a spot where they will get partial to full sun. You can start chive seeds indoors to transplant or direct-sow outside throughout April and May.

You can also eat these and they are pretty too.

Marigolds

You can plant marigold seeds directly outdoors in the spring after the danger of frost has passed.You can also decide to start seeds Indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost.

Marigolds prefer full sunlight,but it's okay if they are in a spot that sees afternoon shade

Marigolds are drought-Tolerant flowers.

Flower Gardening for kids

What does your little gardener need?

Garden space (doesn't have to be large area.you can also use a planter barrel.)

Shovel (little sized handheld shovel)

Rake (little sized rake,handheld or not)

Gardening gloves (this will prevent them from getting chemicals on their hands,also protect against dreaded poison ivy).

Watering can

Kneeling pad (foam pad to kneel on inexpensive boogie board, works well,too.



Getting your Garden Soil Ready

Gardening Tips from Readers Digest


Create a no-stick shovel.

Spray your favorite garden shovel with a silicone or Teflon lubricant to make shoveling a breeze. A good coating of this spray will make any type of soil slip right off the shovel without a mess.



Read more: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/gardening-tips-for-beginners/#ixzz3X7yUBFJx


Chive recipe from garden chives (1 small loaf of bread)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1-1/4 to 2 cups bread flour

To Cook

  1. You may or may not use up all the flour called for in this recipe. The flour variation depends on many factors, including weather and brand of cottage cheese used.

  2. Put dough in greased bowl and turn dough so that the top is greased. Cover and let rise in warm place for about 60 minutes, or until double in size.

  3. Punch down dough with your fist. Turn dough out onto floured board and gently knead out bubbles.

  4. Form dough into 1 small loaf. Put onto greased baking sheet that has been lightly dusted with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until double in size, about 30 minutes.

  5. Score dough by cutting three slashes across the top with a sharp knife. Put in oven and bake for about 40 minutes or until loaf makes hollow sound when you tap on the bread top.

  6. Let cool on rack.

Prep Work

  1. In medium bowl, mix together all ingredients except the flour. Do not beat out the cottage cheese lumps.

  2. Mix in flour a quarter cup at a time until the dough chases the spoon around the bowl.

  3. Turn dough out onto floured board. Flour hands and begin to gently knead the dough, trying not to crush out all the cottage cheese lumps.

  4. Add more flour only as needed. The dough should only be slightly sticky when finished.

Comments 4 comments

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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

Thanks for the commemt chin chin gopd luck on your garden


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Chin chin 19 months ago from Philippines

I want to grow more flowers at home and having the kids' help do that will be more fun and educational for them, too. I'm not really a green thumb so thanks for the tips.


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chuckandus6 19 months ago from The Country-Side Author

Thank you peach purple,its surprising how much fun kids have growing plants n flowers


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

this hub is great for earth day, teaches kids to grow flowers at home, voted up

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