Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Our Very First Vegetable Garden

Friday, April 29, 2011

Our Very First Vegetable Garden

The Lil Divas and I are having lots of fun with our Garden Theme! :)

I must confess I was hesitant about this one. I have a black thumb - every plant and seed that has come into our home has barely survived the week. The Lil Divas were begging me for a garden but 1. we have no room and 2. as I said above I am a verified plant killer :(

Then the other day I came across the Miracle-Gro Kids Mod Pots Ready, Set, Grow Vegetable Garden Kit  while shopping at Walmart! Key the symphony & lights please - I was SAVED! :)


This is a no fuss, barely a mess, easy way to begin a garden (and it was less than $10)! It is made specifically with kids in mind & quite obviously those of us with black thumbs :). They have a few different kits and I am seriously on the hunt for more because this kind of garden, I can handle (I hope)!

We will have to see in a few weeks time how it does but I really think it will work and the Lil Divas had so much fun putting it all together and are super excited to see it grow!

Here's how it worked:
Everything you need comes in the kit (except the water) - see above pic

All you have to do is prepare the soil mix by adding 3 tablespoons of water & mixing


Then you poke a hole & add a few seeds


Cover it up w/a light layer of the soil mixture, add a pick and add to the pots


It was that simple! Plus, it doesn't have to be watered everyday! The soil keeps moist & has to be watered when it appears light brown instead of dark brown!

I can totally do this! :)

I made a little "My Vegetable Garden Book" printable to go along with our garden. We had extra seeds so we used them in the book but you could also draw what your seeds look like.


We will keep track of when we see the first sprout and the Lil Divas will draw what it looks like and then they will draw the final result as well which will hopefully be a vegetable!

You are welcome to use our printable ---> My Vegetable Garden Book

We worked on a Fruit or Vegetable File Folder Game I found on FileFolderFun.com




and I had the Lil Divas work independently on a fruit or vegetable cut & paste sheet I found on TLSBooks.com.


We worked a bit on recognizing and writing the Letter Vv:

The Lil Divas loved this veggie sticker activity -



I found a V is for Vegetable Handwriting Sheet on First-School.ws


and we used the Letter Vv Hunt Printable from BeginningReading.com


Do-A-Dot V - from Confessions of a Homeschooler


V Word Hunt - printable made by me & you can download here --> Vv Word Hunt


I also made some foam Vv for the Lil Divas to put together like a mini puzzle (they love these)


Finally, we did a lil vegetable art! Yes, we painted/stamped with veggies and the Lil Divas got such a kick out of it! Warning - it was messy but it was fun & definitely worth the mess! :)





Books We Read:












Have you started a garden?

Bern

14 comments:

  1. You really are such a great mom to do all of these fun and enriching activities with your girls. I am in awe! We just did play doh this morning and THAT wore me out!

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  2. Man you inspire me to do all these things with my kids. We color and play with blocks and puzzles and make animal noises. Im defitly going to paint with veggies. Mine wont sit that long do all of that stuff right now, but they will get there. Thanks for all the ideas.

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  3. Aw, Cute!
    New follower from the blog hop! Have a great day!
    Stevie

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  4. We just planted seeds a few weeks ago. I should have looked for you kit. It looks great and less messy. The vegetable prints look great!

    Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

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  5. I love love love this! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to get one for my kids!

    I found you on Design it Chic and am following now. Your blog is lovely!

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  6. Hi! I am here for Hop Along Friday. I'm following you and hope you'll follow me too!

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  7. That's looks awesome and so easy! I'll have to try it!

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  8. It has been so cold here, that we don't want to plant anything.

    I am growing chia seeds inside to eat as sprouts

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  9. Okay so I read your post and I walked over to Walmart- it's 6 blocks away- please have not steered me wrong- I need my veggies to grow!

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  10. can't wait to get the miracle gro kit. already called walmart and am heading up there later to pick mine up. thanks for the suggestion.

    asheardy@yahoo.com

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  11. We are just getting started on our garden...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope to see you back again this week.

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  12. This is fantastic! I especially loved painting with veggies! I want to try that out for myself! : )

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  13. Wow - what an awesome collection of garden and vegetable related links! B has been begging for that garden kit every time we go to walmart, but we already have a garden in the backyard! Maybe using your printable book will help him feel a little more ownership in the family garden! Thanks for linking up at Feed Me Books Friday!

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  14. Wow! Such a unit for garden! I'm so glad you found a way to plant a garden with the girls -- they'll love watching it grow! I absolutely love the veggie prints too! So much fun! I did a gardening theme for It's Playtime this week and had to include those! Thanks so much for playing every week :)

    Jamie

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