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Easy Start-Up Kid Gardens

Spring is here, no doubt about it!  According to The National Gardening Association and their sister website created just for children, Kids, this is a great time of year to gather up seeds and some starter mix to get your little one in a green state of mind.  In order to create a windowsill or indoor garden, here are a few containers that you can make from materials found around the house.  You could also just purchase everything needed to start a quick and easy garden from Not only are you fostering a love of nature but your teaching your child all about how to reuse and recycle at the same time.  Dig in to these eco-friendly containers!  After all, April is National Gardening month!

Box container Garden

Recycle a box from your cupboard to create an indoor garden!

Recycled Easter Egg Holder

Easter is peeking just around the corner so why not recycle the egg crate and plant some seeds!

Recycled Easter Basket

Have your child recycle their Easter basket by transforming it into a lovely garden!

Garden in a jar!

Recycle old jars to create a kid-friendly garden surprise!


Tips of the Trade:


Before you begin your project, Annie’s Root4Kids recommends that each container be cleaned with soap and water first.  Always add a drainage hole or two so kids don’t over water their plants or seedlings.  Keep the soil moist but not soaking wet! Keep in an area that is well-lit, such as a windowsill.  Their little flowers and veggies cannot grow without sunlight.

Be sure to label your containers.  I like to use themes.  For example, a pizza garden, a fairy garden, a butterfly garden, or a salad garden helps the kiddies focus on a certain mental task.

Most importantly, let your kids dig in and get a little dirty!  Children are most likely to remember their p’s and q’s when play is involved and it may just spark a lifelong love of gardening.

Blogger Laurali Star can also be found on The Damsel in the Attic.

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