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MyPlate for Kids: Make Half your Plate Fruits and Vegetables Poster

MyPlate for Kids: Make Half your Plate Fruits and Vegetables Poster | Gardening | Scoop.it

This poster shows how to make a student’s tray and/or plate half fruits and vegetables at school, eating out, and at home.

 

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Gardener's Corner: Growing a Kitchen Garden

Gardener's Corner: Growing a Kitchen Garden | Gardening | Scoop.it

Learn some ideas for growing fruits and vegetables in a small space.

 

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Garden Math

You Tube: Horticulturist and gardening expert Melinda Myers demonstrates how to calculate the right amount of topsoil, compost or mulch you'll need to get the job done...


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Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors - Grow It, Eat it!

Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors - Grow It, Eat it! | Gardening | Scoop.it

Starting seeds indoors is about as much fun as a food gardener can have in late winter!

 

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DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand | Gardening | Scoop.it

Here's a grow light stand your seedlings and wallet will appreciate.

 

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Landscape Design in the Garden

Landscape Design in the Garden | Gardening | Scoop.it

I mentioned that an Eagle Scout candidate recently broke ground on a project in our garden.  I am pleased to report that it is finished, and it is wonderful.





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Arbor Day at arborday.org

Arbor Day at arborday.org | Gardening | Scoop.it

Find Arbor Day dates, tips on how to celebrate, history and educational resources.

 

 

Arbor Day Foundation


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Bees for Kids

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This British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) website aims to help children, teachers and parents come to value bees.

 

British Beekeepers Association


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Pinching and Transplanting Annuals from Cell Packs

Learn how to pinch and transplant annuals you purchase in cell packs from the garden center.

 

UIExtension: You Tube


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Strawberries: An Easy to Grow Treat

Strawberries: An Easy to Grow Treat | Gardening | Scoop.it

Few home grown fruits offer the easy growing and luscious eating attributes of strawberries. A small investment in plants and time now will yield several years of backyard glee in grazing the strawberry patch.

 

The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension


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Vegetable Growing Guides

Vegetable Growing Guides | Gardening | Scoop.it

Each profile contains a detailed description and growing instructions, site and soil requirements, varieties, and solutions for managing pests and diseases.

 

Cornell University


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Easy to Make: Row Planting Tool

A planting board is an easy to use tool that can help get the proper spacing when planting seeds or plants in your garden. 

 

K-State Extension


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Gardening for children: Sunflower alley

Gardening for children: Sunflower alley | Gardening | Scoop.it

Gigantic sunflowers are great to look at, but even better to walk through. Plant them on either side of a pathway and make a flower alley to impress friends and family.

 

The Telegraph


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Making a Raised Bed Garden

Making a Raised Bed Garden | Gardening | Scoop.it

Raised beds are the best way to grow most vegetables and herbs. The soil drains faster, is easier to work, and is less weedy.

 

National Gardening Association


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What Foods Are in the Vegetable Group?

What Foods Are in the Vegetable Group? | Gardening | Scoop.it

Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed. Vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups, based on their nutrient content.

 

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Easy to Make Grow Light

Grow lights provide the energy plants need for growing seedlings or cuttings. They'll also help keep your favorite plants alive during the long winter months...

 

Kansas State Extension


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Space Saving Ideas for Vegetables

If you don't have a large area for growing vegetables, you may want to try these ideas for growing vegetables in limited spaces...

 

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Scoop on Soil

Scoop on Soil | Gardening | Scoop.it

Students learn about how soil is made, who really needs soil, and what happens to soil if you don't take care of it.

 

University of Illinois Extension


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Growing Marigold and Zinnia Seedlings

Direct sowing in cell packs can be a less-frustrating way to grow annuals from seed.

 

UIExtension: You Tube


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Exploring the Secret Life of Trees

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees | Gardening | Scoop.it

Exploring the Secret Life of Trees is a website for 3-5 graders on trees. Learn all about the parts of a tree and why trees are important to us!

 

University of Illinois Extension


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Easy Kids’ Garden Projects

Easy Kids’ Garden Projects | Gardening | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to get your kids outside and away from the TV or computer screen? Here are a few fun, quick and easy projects they can make outside on their own that require some creativity.

 

Learn2Grow


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Raised Beds Make Good Garden Sense

Raised Beds Make Good Garden Sense | Gardening | Scoop.it

"What goes around comes around" Wedge shoes, capri pants and leg warmers. Let's hope polyester leisure suits are gone for good. Some sound gardening techniques such as raised beds have seen resurgence with good reason.

 

The Homeowners Column: University of Illinois Extension


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Creating and Growing Edible Schoolyards Manual

A how to manual for school professionals.

 

Created in partnership between Anoka County, MN Community Health & Environmental Services Department’s SHIP initiative and the Anoka–Hennepin School District


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Let's Color Some Insects

Insect coloring book for kids.

 

New Mexico State Extension


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Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty

Growing Asparagus - Durable, Easy to Grow and Even Pretty | Gardening | Scoop.it

Once established asparagus is a hardy, durable perennial. A well-prepared garden patch will last 20 to 30 years. Well worth waiting three years for the first harvest.

 

The Homeowners Column - University of Illinois Extension


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