Planting a garden
May 2, 2011 9:01am CST
My family and I have decided that with the trouble that the earth is facing, it's time for everyone to do their part. We already follow the three R's so were spent a lot of time coming up with different ideas. We use special lights that are eco friendly and long lasting, we use biodegradable everything when possible. Now we are starting a garden, we have 2 trees and now we want to grow our own veggies. It just seems like a good idea, we have the space and with the prices of food going up, we thought; why not? So I have to ask all of you here: What veggies would you recommend? Why? What are the easiest veggies to grow for kids? We have decided that our kids are ready for a little responsibility and they love plants so we thought they would love having a corner of the garden for their very own veggies. I look forward to all your suggestions. Happy Mylotting.
3 Jul 11
Some or all of the following plants (basil, carrots, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, ginger, leeks, lemongrass, lemon balm, marigold, mint, okra, onions, oregano, parsley, pepper, potato, radish, rosemary, sesame, sunflower, tarragon (French), thyme, tomato, and turmeric) may suit your garden, especially if your planting space is small. Plants that are easy to grow by kids are ginger, lemongrass, marigold, okra, sesame, sunflower, tarragon, and turmeric. Once they have started, these plants practically take care of themselves. Marigold, however, tends to inhibit other plants near them, so these should be grown only on the boundaries of your garden. Marigold is also an effective insect pest repellent, thus planting them on the boundary keeps pests away.
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2 May 11
I have found that green beans, okra and squash are some of the easiest veggies for kids to grow. But if you have the room I suggest corn. There is nothing better then tasting your very own grown veggies. I love my garden. We added a few fruit trees this year and cant wait for our grape vines to produce this year.