Bug House: How to Build a Bug House

How to build a Bug House

Spring is in the air, but the air is still a little too chilly to be doing any actual planting. Around here, Toronto, Canada, the first official gardening weekend is May 24th. By that date the cold nights are gone and the sunshine is here to stay…we cannot wait. [...]

Planting Pumpkins

Grow your own Halloween Pumpkin

Way back in the Autumn for Halloween we got our pumpkin from the Farm shop near home, opened the top and the kids and I had a very messy morning removing the seeds from it – some we toasted others we dried on the windowsill for a couple [...]

Growing Carrots from Seeds

Growing Carrots from Seeds with Kids - Growing Green Fingered Kids

The garden is warming up and we’ve started planting out in the beds. Some carrots seem a perfect idea as both of my kids will eat them so with 2 varieties – an Early and a Autumn we should be covered throughout the year (we’ll get some more to [...]

The Carrot Seed – Gardening with Books

The carrot seed was one of the first books featured by the Virtual Book Club for Kids - here's some fun gardening activities that were shared by the participants to bring the book alive

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss is a wonderful book about a little boy planting a carrot seed and watching it grow – as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids it inspired over [...]

Sunflowers for Summer

Planting sunflower seeds with children

One of the joys of spring to summer is to host your own sunflower growing contest that you can have as a family – the prize – keep the seeds of the winning sunflowers to grow more next year.

With a packet of sunflower seeds from the store [...]

Growing Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes with Kids and Heinz Tomato Ketchup

Growing your own is a great way to get kids to try new food and expand what they do it. Heinz Ketchup are encouraging you to grow your own tomatoes this year providing seeds via their Heinz Ketchup UK Facebook Page Grown You [...]

Seedling Labels

Maggy Red Ted Art

Check out these wonderful seedling labels and simple biodegradable pots from Life At the Zoo.

Growing Rhubarb

growing rhubarb

One of the earliest foods ready for picking in our vegetable garden each year is rhubarb – whether you are making my favourite rhubarb crumble or using it to stew and serve with custard (another favourite) to get the best flavour you can force it.

We used to have [...]

Natural Bird Feeder

Natural Bird Feeder

Cranberry Bird Feeder

With winter firmly showing it’s presence it’s so important that we feed our native wildlife and in the UK that means birds. We have a few birds that remain all year round and are frequent garden visitors so creating bird feeding stations [...]

Winter Gardening : Preparing the Garden for Winter Wildlife

This past weekend our family was busy doing some winter gardening. It is late fall and time to close up for the season. Before we started trimming and raking, we took a little time to think about who might be using our garden during the winter months. After [...]