How to Create a Kid Friendly Herb Garden
Spring is the perfect time to create a kid friendly herb garden! Say “bye bye” to winter and celebrate this wonderful season by helping your kids plant seed pods. It’s an awesome to get the youngsters away from screens (both computer and phone) and doing something productive. Plus, it’s downright fun!
It’s simple to help your kids learn about how to grow herbs or vegetables plus get them involved in making a simple craft like DIY Plant Markers. You just need Miracle-Gro Gro-ables and a few basic supplies to get started! It’s so rewarding to spend time with your kiddos and help them learn about how to grow things. Plus you get that precious one on one time that every parent wants.
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Supplies: Miracle-Gro Gro-ables (we used Cilantro, Basil and Flat Leaf Parsley), potting mix, pots, washi tape, craft sticks and a pen. You can find a tutorial for the plant markers later in the post.
Miracle-Gro Gro-ables are super easy for kids to use.
First, remove the paper top. It just peels right off and the directions are inside that top.
Next, fill up pots or containers with potting mix and push the seed pod into the loosened potting mix until it’s level with the potting mix’s surface. This whole project is so kid friendly! Water the seed pod daily and within 1-2 weeks something exciting will happen… the seeds will sprout. If the seed pods are are for fruits or vegetables, in several months, flowers will bloom, which is a hint that there will be something delicious to nibble on soon.
It’s also fun for kids to make plant markers for their project. This gives them another outlet for their creativity an reinforces that sense of ownership they have from planting the seed pods.
DIY Plant Markers
Supplies for the Plant Markers: colored craft sticks, patterned washi tape, scissors, and a black pen.
1. Cut strips of washi tape approximately six inches long.
2. Next, stick washi tape to the top of the craft stick.
3. Cut two notches in the tape to make it look like a pennant.
4. Write the name of the herb or plant on the craft stick.
5. Place the plant maker in the pot.