Easy Herbs To Grow With Kids
Have you ever wanted to know how to grow fresh herbs with your kids? Last year Sylvia and I received an awesome package in the mail from Handy Herbs. I have to be honest, the last time I’d grown anything edible before this was back in New Zealand when I was pregnant. So, I was a little worried that I didn’t have the green thumb anymore.
Growing fresh herbs in a pot is super easy and simple to do. I sure hope you enjoy this tutorial for growing herbs at home! Enjoy!
How To Grow Herbs
When I was pregnant, I purchased a huge compost bag, threw in a load of tomato seeds and to my surprise by the end of the pregnancy there were tons of tomatoes. Not just a few but many and I used them all. It was brilliant. So, I figured why not?!
I’ve always wanted to get back into gardening and plan to get a vegetable patch later on this year. The one thing I’ve found a little frustrating recently is when we try to cook new healthy recipes.
Growing Herbs Indoors From Seeds
There are often different herbs and ingredients which need adding. Although we have a good supply of dried herbs, we don’t have fresh herbs. It’s something I’ve never really purchased and not something we budget for.
So, I decided that growing some fresh herbs in the home would be a great start as well as an opportunity to add some goodness to our meals and complete a fun activity with Sylvia.
How To Grow Herbs From Seeds
Not having any experience at growing herbs we received the perfect package. A grow your own herbs kit, with easy to read instructions, easy enough for a child and mother with no prior experience to follow.
We had such fun doing this activity and John took some fab pictures as we went about planting our first ever herb plants.
Step 1 – Easiest Herbs To Grow
First we got the plant pots ready, found the instruction cards. You will have to pour a liter of water into a large bowl.
Step 2 – Easiest Herbs To Grow
Then, you will put the compost pellets into a bowl of water. They will need to soak for 10 minutes. Sylvia gave it a good mix to help soften the soil.
Step 3 – Easiest Herbs To Grow
Get the seeds ready to go. Each package with the seeds is labeled so you can easily plant them in the right pots. Then, you can use the packets along with the Popsicle sticks to label your pots.
Step 4 – Easiest Herbs To Grow
The next step we spooned the soil into the four plant pots. You will need to be sure to leave 4 heaps to use after planting the seed. Sylvia then emptied the seeds into each pot and covered them with the remaining soil.
Step 5 – Easiest Herbs To Grow
Once the soil was completed we poured half a liter of water into the reservoir and popped the lollipop sticks in the plant pots.
John then helped Sylvia carry the pot to the windowsill and all we have to do now is turn the pot around once a day and refill the reservoir each week.
It will take a while for our herbs to grow but we are super excited and Sylvia has taken on the responsibility of turning the plant each day!
I hope you enjoyed reading our post. We had lots of fun doing this activity and it was something I’ve been wanting to do for some time.
The Handy Herb Kit was sent to us for to try out in return for this blog post. All opinions are my own. Growing herbs can be easy and simple and something I’m sure you will love.
Check out Handy Herbs for your own kit! If you liked this activity, you may like some of our other gardening posts:
- Garden Seed Bombs Activity for Kids
- Fun Ways to Involve Kids in Garden Activities
- 5 Ways to Inspire Your Kids to Love the Planet
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