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Kid Friendly Herbs

The best way I can think of to get kids interested in gardening is to give them their own space where they can take ownership of what they grow. That's how I got hooked. My dad set aside an area in the backyard for me to grow vegetables. As the family sat around the table we would name all the supper ingredients that came from my little vegetable patch.

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Project: Easy Herb Window Pots

When it comes to plants, herbs are always a good choice for the young gardeners. They are easy to care for and herbs will introduce children to fragrance, flavor, and texture.

Here's a project that will get your kids off to a good start in the garden with herbs planted in brightly colored pails.

  1. Using the nail and hammer, punch drainage holes into the bottom of the pails.
  2. Fill the pails about two-thirds full with soil.
  3. Plant a single herb in each pail and back fill with soil.
  4. Water well and add more soil as needed.
  5. Place the pails in a spot that will receive 6 to 8 hours of sunlight.

Herbs for Children

All of these herbs from my friends at Bonnie plants have grown with relish in my garden and always delight the kids that come here to visit.