In the Garden - Kids Gardening

Kids Go Gardening - sow seeds in pots
In spring the soil is damp after winter rain, the weather is getting warmer and we have months of long warm days to come. That makes spring the perfect time for seeds to burst into life!
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Kids Go Gardening - green machines
Every kid knows green leafy vegetables are SUPER good for us. But why? Because they contain loads of good things to keep bodies healthy.
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Kids Go Gardening - make a mini Hobbit hole
If you have watched The Hobbit movie you will know that Hobbits live in underground houses called hobbit holes. You can make a mini one. It's fun and its easy.
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Kids Go Container Gardening
Gardening is for everyone, even if you don't have a place for a garden in the ground! You can plant a garden wherever you want - even in a pair of old boots!
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Kids Go Gardening - air plant hanger
Sometimes it's just too wet and wintry to go outdoors, but there are lots of amazing plants we can grow indoors. How about making one of these cool AIR PLANT hangers for your room?
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Kids Go Gardening - beeautiful!
Make a 'bee-friendly' garden and the bees will love to visit your place
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Kids Go Gardening - edible flowers
Some flowers are edible and can be eaten straight out of the garden or used as decorations. They're easy to grow too!
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Kids Go Gardening - flutterby butterfly
Planting a butterfly garden is easy and you'll be rewarded with the fluttering of butterflies all through the summer
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Kids Go Gardening - gift crafts
With Christmas coming up, it's fun to make your own gifts. A gift for someone you love is all the more special if it's made by you. Here are three garden craft projects to keep you busy in the holidays.
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Kids Go Gardening - hypertufa pots
Do you like making mud pies? With a bit of help from a grown up you can take it to another level and make your own fake rock "Hypertufa" pots.
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Kids Go Gardening - Kokedama, ball of fun!
It's mucky, it's creative, it's the latest craze and it's so much fun! Try making your very own Kokedama, a Japanese hanging string garden (or moss ball).
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Kids Go Gardening - make a bean hut
Summer time means long, hot days and lots of time spent outside. Wouldn't it be great to have your own hideaway?
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Kids Go Gardening - make a bug hotel
Do you love hunting for bugs? Creepy crawlies are fun to find and are good for your garden too. Give them somewhere to live and you'll be fascinated by what visitors come and stay.
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Kids Go Gardening - painting pots
Autumn is a great time to plant flowers, herbs and veges in pots. Decorating your pot into a work of art will brighten up your garden, so go potty!
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Kids Go Gardening - plant a bite sized treat
Here comes summer! It's time to plant tomatoes! Cherry tomatoes make a sweet colourful snack, just the right size for your lunchbox. Grow your own and taste the sunshine in them!
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Kids Go Gardening - spring flowering bulbs
Everyone loves daffodils and tulips. But if you want to have them in your garden you have to plant them in autumn.
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Kids Go Gardening - the hairy caterpillar
Make your own Hungry Caterpillar from the story about the caterpillar who ate a mountain of food and turned into a beautiful butterfly.
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Kids Go Gardening - wind chimes
How about adding some music to your garden with hanging wind chimes? Get creative and design your own!
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Growing the next generation
It seems like we lost a generation of gardeners somewhere along the line. But thankfully children all over New Zealand are turning back to a love for the outdoors. One initiative empowering our kids to go gardening via their schools is the Yates 'Kids Go Gardening' School Buddies initiative.
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22-Oct-2017