In the Garden - Kids Gardening

Kids Go Gardening - air plant hanger
Sometimes it's just too wet and wintry to go outdoors, but there are lots of amazing plants we can grow indoors. How about making one of these cool AIR PLANT hangers for your room?
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Kids Go Gardening - bug hotel
Build it and they will come! A bug hotel is an ideal insect habitat! It's a home for ladybirds and other beetles, tiny hover flies, parasitic wasps, predatory mites. Create your own piece of garden architecture!
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Kids Go Gardening - garden art
Zoe Carter has perfected the art of creating beautiful mosaic stepping stones for her family's garden.
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Kids Go Gardening - hypertufa pots
Do you like making mud pies? With a bit of help from a grown up you can take it to another level and make your own fake rock "Hypertufa" pots.
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Kids Go Gardening - Kokedama, ball of fun!
It's mucky, it's creative, it's the latest craze and it's so much fun! Try making your very own Kokedama, a Japanese hanging string garden (or moss ball).
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Kids Go Gardening - make a bug hotel
Do you love hunting for bugs? Creepy crawlies are fun to find and are good for your garden too. Give them somewhere to live and you'll be fascinated by what visitors come and stay.
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Kids Go Gardening - make a mini Hobbit hole
If you have watched The Hobbit movie you will know that Hobbits live in underground houses called hobbit holes. You can make a mini one. It's fun and its easy.
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Kids Go Gardening - painting pots
Autumn is a great time to plant flowers, herbs and veges in pots. Decorating your pot into a work of art will brighten up your garden, so go potty!
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Kids Go Gardening - terrariums
When the days are shorter there's less time to play outdoors winter is a good time to bring a bit of nature indoors! Grow your own houseplants or take it a step further create a magical terrarium!
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Kids Go Gardening - wind chimes
How about adding some music to your garden with hanging wind chimes? Get creative and design your own!
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Kids Go Gardening - plants that climb
Plants that climb are called vines. Some of them grow super-fast from a seed and will give you lots of fruit to eat or flowers to pick by the end of summer.
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Kids Go Gardening - berri-licious
Home grown strawberries always taste better and they will grow in the garden, pots, hanging baskets or to save space, a strawberry tower. Plant them now to be picking fruit in November.
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Kids Go Gardening - buried treasure!
Sprinkle some tiny carrots seeds on the soil. Wait for their feathery green leaves to sprout from the earth and watch them grow into the best carrots you've ever tasted!
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Kids Go Gardening - containers
Gardening is for everyone, even if you don't have a place for a garden in the ground! You can plant a garden wherever you want - even in a pair of old boots!
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Kids Go Gardening - desert dwellers
In the desert it's a long time between rains, and only the toughest survive. Succulents are the camels of the plant world. They store their own water in their leaves and stems, so they can thrive where other plants would die.
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Kids Go Gardening - earth works!
Dig a patch of soil and count the worms. How many can you find? Lots of earthworms is a sign of healthy soil.
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Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers
Some flowers are edible and can be eaten straight out of the garden or used as decorations. They're easy to grow too!
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Kids Go Gardening - flutterby butterfly
Planting a butterfly garden is easy and you'll be rewarded with the fluttering of butterflies all through the summer
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Kids Go Gardening - fun with flowers
Lucky for us, some flowers love winter. So wrap up warm and plant some pots with colours that will put a smile on your face every day.
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Kids Go Gardening - fun with herbs!
Herbs are fun and easy to grow in pots or in the garden. Squeeze their leaves and breathe in their awesome scents.
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Kids Go Gardening - gift crafts
With Christmas coming up, it's fun to make your own gifts. A gift for someone you love is all the more special if it's made by you. Here are three garden craft projects to keep you busy in the holidays.
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Kids Go Gardening - green machines
Every kid knows green leafy vegetables are SUPER good for us. But why? Because they contain loads of good things to keep bodies healthy.
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Kids Go Gardening - greenies
Autumn and spring are good times to sow a new lawn but any season is good to grow a quirky creature.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow a summer hideaway
On a hot summer afternoon it's good to stay cool in a shady place outside. What if you could grow your own shady hideaway from just a handful of seeds?
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Kids Go Gardening - grow an avocado
Next time you crack open a delicious avocado, save it's seed and have a go at growing your own little tree. All you need is a glass of water and some toothpicks.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow garlic
Plant some little cloves in winter and you will be harvesting your very own super crop in summer.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow giant pumpkins
Weird and wonderful! It is planting time for giant pumpkins - maybe the biggest pumpkin you ever grew!
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Kids Go Gardening - grow kumara
When it's too cold for planting outside, get busy indoors. Kumara (or 'sweet potatoes') are tropical plants which only grow outside when it's warm, but you can give them a head start by starting them off in a warm sunny room indoors.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow swan plants for Monarchs
Gardens are full of amazing creatures, some so small we have to look closely to see them. Others are big and so beautiful we can't miss them! Like the Monarch butterflies
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Kids Go Gardening - grow sweet corn
Sow it, grow it, eat it! Now the days are longer and the soil is warmer, grow the sweet (corn) taste of summer.
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Kids Go Gardening - grow your own potatoes
The most delicious potatoes of all are the ones you dig from your own garden! No dirt to dig? No worries, potatoes are easy to grow in containers!
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Kids Go Gardening - happy habitats
Growing flowers and building shelters is taking care of nature!
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Kids Go Gardening - how to grow sunflowers
Plant a little seed now and watch it grow into a beautiful sunshine flower that's taller than you!
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Kids Go Gardening - how to sow your name in seed
Sow your name and eat it - in springtime it's time to get sowing and get growing! Loads of fantastic plants can be grown from seed
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Kids Go Gardening - leaf art
Be inspired by the colours of autumn leaves and create your own artworks.
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Kids Go Gardening - like magic!
Grow seedlings in little pots for planting outside later. It's a great way to start summer plants like tomatoes and cucumbers which need to be kept warm until the weather is warm enough.
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Kids Go Gardening - make a buzz!
You can help essential pollinators by planting a bee friendly flower garden.
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Kids Go Gardening - peas in a pod
There's nothing like eating peas straight from the garden - just pop a pod open to find the sweet green peas inside. Grow your own delicious peas to pick and eat.
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Kids Go Gardening - plant a bite sized treat
Here comes summer! It's time to plant tomatoes! Cherry tomatoes make a sweet colourful snack, just the right size for your lunchbox. Grow your own and taste the sunshine in them!
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Kids Go Gardening - seed magic!
A little tree grows up and one day it starts flowering. Along come the bees to pollinate the beautiful scented flowers and then those flowers grow into fruit. Inside the fruit are seeds which, if they get lucky, get to grow into trees.
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Kids Go Gardening - seed sowing
Autumn is nature's time for seeds. When flowers finish blooming they leave behind their treasure.
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Kids Go Gardening - sow seeds in pots
In spring the soil is damp after winter rain, the weather is getting warmer and we have months of long warm days to come. That makes spring the perfect time for seeds to burst into life!
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Kids Go Gardening - space food!
Imagine if you went to Mars or the Moon in a spaceship. What would you eat to stay healthy? Astronauts are discovering all sorts of ways to grow food so they don't have to go without fresh leafy greens in outer space.
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Kids Go Gardening - spring flowering bulbs
Everyone loves daffodils and tulips. But if you want to have them in your garden you have to plant them in autumn.
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Kids Go Gardening - wildflowers
Nature works in so many wonderful ways, but sometimes she needs a helping hand, yours will do!
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19-Jul-2024