I do not have much of a green thumb. My kids love gardening and usually help their Papa garden each year. It’s such a great time for them and of course, we all benefit from the garden.
Last year, I attempted watermelon and learned really quick how difficult gardening can be. For starter, birds like to dig out my seeds!
This year, we decided we would try things a little different. We are starting the seeds indoors and then will transplant at a later time.
We decided to upcycle yogurt containers for starter seeds.
Being a Stonyfield blogger, we have found that the kids prefer Stonyfield yogurt over others – especially A.
Since A is home with us during the week and the big kids are at school, we have been keeping the fridge stocked with Stonyfield baby yogurt cups which are the perfect serving size for A.
We decided to wash out and upcycle the yogurt cups to use for our starter seeds.
I thought it would be fun to let the kids decorate the outside of the yogurt cups to make them more personable.
Since I couldn’t get the Stonyfield label off, we used washi tape to decorate the outside. (You could probably use just about anything; duck tape, paint, etc.)
The kids loved decorating their cups their own way. Of course, I helped A, but she chose all her colors (a great way to help her learn her colors, too!)
When the decorating was done, it was time to fill our cups with potting soil and plant our seeds.
We were provided a variety of vegetables from High Mowing Organic Seeds – the nation’s largest 100% certified organic seed company in the US.
High Mowing Organic Seeds has over 600 varieties of vegetables, herb, flower, and cover crop seeds for farmers and gardeners; and just recently became the very first company in the nation to offer 100% non-GMO Project Verified seeds.
I have to admit that I am quite excited to have learned of them and will be purchasing additional seeds to garden!
Again, I let the kids pick their seeds.
Of course, A had no idea what they were but I let her choose based on the pictures. She choose Benning’s Green Tint Summer Squash to plant. K and B both choose Sweet Pepper.
After planting them and making sure they were ready to go, we watered them and then placed them in our window sill in the bathroom.
Interestingly, my bathroom makes the greatest indoor gardening area! It’s the only area in the home where I don’t have to worry about animals eating the seeds or the plants. They are a daily reminder to be watered. They get fresh air from the open window, and sunlight!
The kids have been in daily to check on their plants and we cannot wait to see how they do! I have my fingers crossed from summer squash and sweet peppers in a couple months!
Do you garden? What’s your favorite thing to plant?
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