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Worm Wednesday: Peas! Or, a Pea!

June 22nd, 2011 · 7 Comments

After the disappointing pea harvest last year — when my peas wilted in the summer heat as soon as they began to bear pods — I found a variety described as “heat tolerant” this time around. And it paid off, as we left for a 10-day vacation in the midst of a upper-90s heat wave, [...]

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Worm Wednesday: Egglings from Mossy

May 18th, 2011 · 6 Comments

If you’re still on the fence about planting a garden this spring, here’s a super fun idea: seeds planted in empty eggshells. Even if you’ve already started a garden, this is a quick project to do with kids on a rainy day (if you don’t mind a little mess indoors) — or file it away [...]

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Worm Wednesday: How to Start an Herb Garden

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Perhaps you don’t have enough room, or time, for a full-size garden. An herb garden is an easy way to dabble in gardening and can be done on a window sill, porch or anywhere where you can stick a pot. Planting an herb garden is a good project for young kids, as it can be [...]

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Foodie Tots in the Garden: Planning & Planting

April 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Our first year kitchen garden experiment didn’t yield a whole lot in terms of edibles, but the pride in the four-year-old’s face as he told people (family, neighbors, total strangers in the garden store…) about his garden made it all worthwhile. He may not have liked the sungold cherry tomatoes, but he loved to pick [...]

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In the Garden: Sprouts and Critters

May 13th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Our seeds began to sprout within a week, and I’m not sure whether the Foodie Tot or I was more surprised. Now that we’ve moved in to the new house, we’re able to check on the garden daily. The boy is always so excited to go see how much things have grown. We’ll have some [...]

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