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Planted sunflowers, dwarf sunflowers, carrots and corn. Gardening with kids is a hands-on way to promote environmental and sustainability learning and connect children with healthy food and lifestyles. As my children have gardened, I have seen them adopt caring attitudes and values and demonstrate and apply a range of skills.
Prepare a Garden Bed: Mark out garden beds — Using pegs and string to mark out your garden bed. Clear the surface — Where possible pull weeds by hand.
Loosen the soil surface — Break up the topsoil about 20cms to help aerate it. Add organic matter — Add compost or manure thickly over the surface. Five to 10cms is really good covering. Mix the organic matter with the soil — Using a fork or spade, gently mix the organic matter with the loosened soil surface.
Leave the garden bed to settle — A great time to release some earthworms into the garden. Leave the garden to settle for at least two weeks. While the garden bed is settling — grow your seedlings; place boarders around your garden beds; place straw on pathways to suppress weeds.
When your garden bed is ready for planting — remove any large weeds; rake the soil surface; measure out the areas where each plant will be planted and mark them with pegs and string.
Moisten soil — Soaking the soil two days before planting is most helpful for new seeds. Mark out rows — Using any long narrow stick, lie it along the garden bed where you wish to plant the row.
Press the stick gently into the soil to create furrows to plant the seeds. Cover the seed — Make sure the seed is buried to the right depth. Water the seed — Use a fine mist spray. Thin out plants — Once the new plants have merged you may need to thin out the number of plants. Before planting — water the seedlings to be transplanted the day before planting.
Make sure the soil in the garden bed is moist for planting. Planting out — Mark where each seedling will be planted with a planting stick. Tip your punnet of seedlings upside down holding your hand over the top of the pun net to catch the seedlings.
Gently tap the bottom of the punnet with your other hand until the seedlings and soil become loose from the punnet in one complete block. Be careful not to damage the fragile roots of the seedlings. Water the seedlings immediately.Today I'm sharing a huge list of our favorite black history books for kids!
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