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It's one of our favorite seasons, Spring time! Time to clean up the yard, dig in some dirt, and plant some vegetables!! Breya and Jay took some time last week to start our own vegetables from seeds. They have done this for the last couple of years, starting our summer garden from seed. It's a fun and rewarding time as we watch our seeds sprout, grow and eventually get into the ground!
This year we decided to share the fun with our KidsTalk family and recorded our process of planting. We have a bunch of seed for some of our favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Please take a few minutes to watch todays episode of KidsTalk with your kids, then join us for the rest of the blog post below!
This year we have decided to plant 21 different vegetables. Here's a list of all the vegetables we've started...
Along with the vegetables, we're starting a handful of herbs that we use in the kitchen. Here's the list of herbs we've started from seed...
That's a lot of plants! As you saw in the today's episode of KidsTalk, we start our plants in Jiffy's Professional Greenhouse starters kits. Jay likes them because they reduce the mess factor with their expanding growing pods. It eliminates the need to work with dirt or starter soil. Simply water the pods and watch them expand. Plant the seeds and wait for them to grow. Jay has used the Jiffy greenhouses for about 4 years now, and loves the results we've had. Last spring we were able to transplant all of seeds we started, harvesting a lot of yummy vegetables.
Each tray contains 72 pods for growing. We purchased 6 trays for our first round of seeds. That's 432 plants!! Wow!!! There is no way we'll be able to plant all 432 plants! So what are we going to do with all those plants? Great question! We're going to sell them.
We want to teach our kids the values of working, earning, and saving. Because Breya isn't old enough to work, so selling her plants is a great way for her to earn some money. If you are interested in the plants, let us know. In the meantime, we'll keep you updated with future pictures and videos of the plants as they grow!
Till then, thanks for checking in and watching KidsTalk!
- the higham family
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