Kids Butterfly Garden

Create a beautiful backyard butterfly garden with lovely native flowers, culinary herbs, and berries. The main food of adult butterflies is nectar from red, orange, yellow, blue, or purple flowers that haven’t been sprayed with weed or insect killers. Many native flowers have been thought of as weeds to be removed, such as clovers, mallows,…

Kids Organic Gardening

Kids can awaken their neighborhood to the need to act in the current environmental emergency by using organic gardening techniques and taking simple steps at home. Planting eco-friendly native plants and fruit trees instead of a lawn in the front yard and using a drip irrigation system, saves water and attracts pollinators. Refraining from the…

Kids Container Veggie Garden

Kids can grow their own food in pots on the patio, in a window box or even a hanging basket. Containers can be filled with the best organic soil, moved to find the best sun, and can fit into any small space. Kids can grow abundant crops that are decorative as well as edible.  Kids…

Kids grow Chives

Chives are easy for kids to grow and are perennial and drought tolerant. Sow seeds in winter or early spring. Chives grow in tight clumps of long thin grasslike leaves that taste like mild, sweet onions. Chives are often grown with tomatoes, as in the picture above, as they repel Japanese beetles and aid in…

Kids Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Kids playing the the backyard is important for healthy development skills, especially in this age of video games. Creating a wildlife habitat enhances kids curiosity and engagement with nature and involves all their senses. Getting kids active outside, digging the soil, planting seeds, making bird houses, and exploring the habits of frogs and butterflies, develops…

Kids Propagate Plants

Growing veggies from seeds is rewarding for kids.  They love watching the seedlings develop into delicious veggies that they can bring to the table. There are many ways to propagate plants. Kids can grow new plants from seed, from cuttings, by division, by layering, and grafting.  Kids can collect seeds after harvesting the produce from…

Kids Organic Vertical Garden

Kids can create an organic fruit and veggie garden in a small space by using cages, towers, stakes, spiral supports, trellises, and ladders that can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes. These vertical supports can double the growing space and make the best use of the available sunlight. Many veggies have a…

Kids plant by the Sun and Moon

Both the sun and the moon affect tides in the ocean and growth in the garden. Kids can get a sense of their place in the universe when they watch the moon phases and seasons change, and see how the plants and trees follow the rhythm of the season. People have been planting by the…

Kids grow Marigolds and Nasturtiums

Marigolds and nasturtiums are perfect flowers to plant among veggies in an organic raised bed veggie garden. They both are pretty edible flowers that send out natural chemical signals to attract beneficial insects, like lady bugs, and repel pesky bugs, like whiteflies.  The smell of marigolds has been proven to keep a variety of pests…

Kids Weed the Garden

In the spring and early summer, kids need to pull the weeds in and around their organic raised bed garden as soon as they see them. Weeds rob the nearby fruits and veggies of water and nutrients. Often just having a raised garden bed, a foot or two above the ground, helps control weeds. After…