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?