Home School Years

Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Edible Gardening

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Today we discussed organic, edible gardening. The lesson was followed by a “Seeds To Plant” gardening activity at the library (facilitated by the local 4H program). The main idea was to show kids the benefits of edible gardening and how easy it is to do at home. The presentation supported much of the lesson I had done with him earlier in the day, which was great for retention. Kids were encouraged to make their own containers to take home – my son planted lettuce and Swiss chard seeds, which we look forward to enjoying when they mature. It was a fun day!

garden class

planted and labeled seeds

took it home and will watch it grow

Progress Report:

Two weeks later – we see signs of growth! 🙂

A Month Later:

6 weeks later we have our first sampling of lettuce…good enough for a superhero!

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3 comments on “Edible Gardening

  1. forhisgloryandpraise
    April 10, 2012

    I’ll have to blog our porch garden so you can see what we planted about a month ago and how it has progressed since then. I’ve had a porch garden for 3 years now…mainly because I can’t get down to garden in the back yard anymore. But it has been a great source of even tomatoes, green peppers and many herbs in the past. This year I still have some to add to it, but we have cilantro, dill, chives, oregano, basil, sage, aloe vera, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, coriander, and those are all in different pots. I hope to put in a new tomato plant in my up-side-down hanging planter, and maybe another one with strawberries. My only worry is that Jk will eat all the tomatoes before we get to use them. That is what she did last year, straight from the vine…lol.

    • Sofia
      April 10, 2012

      LOL about the tomatoes! At least she likes veggies!! Feel free to share more about your patio garden. It sounds awesome. I’m going to share progress notes/photos of my son’s container garden. He can’t wait to see it sprouting.

      • forhisgloryandpraise
        April 10, 2012

        I can’t wait to see how your porch garden does, and hear how your son is doing with it!

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