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Diggin’ The Dirt with Your Kids: A Child’s Garden

Can’t wait to get digging in the garden… if it would just stop raining for a moment.

Field Notes From Fatherhood

kidsGardenSo our last post helped nudge you in the direction of doing a bit of gardening with the kids. Great! But a lot of folks may be new to this, so you might be looking for some helpful advice.

Keep in mind that you don’t have to go hog-wild with a vegetable plot and plant everything under the sun; you don’t necessarily have to plant vegetables at all – some nice flower beds that will attract bees, birds, butterflies and other wildlife are fabulous too.

But let’s say you want to go with some veggies, since you’re looking to incorporate some homegrown produce into the family diet. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Start small. A smaller plot is obviously easier to prepare and maintain, and can always be expanded later if there is space. Choose a spot that receives at least 8 hours of sunlight…

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