Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gardening with My Kids

My two children love gardening as much as I do.  Whenever they are at home and I have some gardening  to do, they are always  lending  their hands to help which is  a fun activity for all of  us.  Last year, I let them  plant some corn and   they  witnessed how it grew, bore  fruit, and  for the most fun part is watching them harvest  what they planted.  It was truly memorable,  so this year, they asked if they can plant corn again.  We bought a pack of sweet corn seeds and  the kids planted it last Sunday.   Below are the photos I took of them from last year.

In planting corn, you will need the corn seeds and shovel.  Here are some steps that we did:
  1. Bought a pack of corn seeds.
  2. Soak it overnight before planting.
  3. Dig a hole about two inches deep and  add three corn seeds in each hole.
  4. Make sure to make two or three rows.  With our  space, we only made one row which  still works but the more rows of corn  you have, the better.
You can see how proud my kids are in harvesting their  corn.

I am into  gardening so watching the videos  from The Gro Project helps me gather ideas on what to  do for my next project.    They have  fun garden projects that even beginners like me  can easily do.  Now, if you have an account at Pinterest and you would like to get some fresh ideas  for gardening, follow Miracle-Gro  and get  updates with their fun projects.  They have expansive library online that consist with  videos and articles full of expert gardening tips.  Last year, I encountered some  uncommon bugs at my garden and  watching  some of the videos helped me solve the said problem.  Below is one of the vidoes that you can watch from Miracle Gro.

If you are looking for tips for planting or feeding your plants, check out their LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit or the Shake n' Feed Moisture Control All Purpose Plant and Moisture Control Potting Mix.  


  1. I wish I could have a garden--my grandparents had a large one when I was young and I loved going in there and picking fresh veggies and eating them on the spot-especially the green beans!! There is nothing quite like home grown products-your kids really look proud as they should be!

  2. look at those cute little gardeners

  3. I've read a couple of different articles on The Gro Project so I don't know how I missed the tip about following them on Pinterest for gardening ideas. I'm heading to Pinterest next to follow them because there have been a lot of great ideas in these articles!

  4. Wow! you grow your own corn, fresh and taste good for sure. That's a fun activities for you guys.

  5. Are those home grown corn? I envy you sis, we really want to start planting our own food too its just that we haven't move yet to our new house hopefully soon cant really wait.

  6. My youngest loves to garden too. We do container gardening which means nothing good like corn. I will come over with my veggies and we can enjoy all of them on the grill!

  7. I think it is wonderful that you are teaching your children to garden. I wish I could have a garden at my house but it is very dry and we have water restrictions.

  8. It's always another memorable times to cherish when you plant with your kids, just showing them that it's not simple to grow all those plants so they should take care them.


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