Home Gardening Guide for Your Family (This
one was recommended by our friend Lauren)
was recommended by our friend Kate!)
Learn all about
landscaping, garden care, composting, flowers, vegetables and herbs.
And make sure you
scroll to the bottom for
isome kid friendly resources!
Kid's Fun: Growing Tropical Fruit (YouTube Video)
Growing Papayas from Seed in a Container (YouTube Video)
Growing Papaya from Seed
Permaculture for Kids!
Fun Pineapple Facts for Kids
"School Gardening engages students by providing a dynamic
environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn. School Gardens
are living laboratories where interdisciplinary lessons are drawn from real life
experiences, encouraging students to become active participants in the learning
Describes indoor and outdoor
gardening projects for
children, plants suitable
for kids to grow plus
interesting fact and figures.
"My First Garden"
A guide to the world of fun and clever gardening.
Gardening with Kids
"Turn digging in the dirt into a lifetime of love and respect for nature with
Gardening with Children
Gardening with Kids
"The Garden Launch Pad"
Technical Info for
Older Students and Adults
- from burpeehomegardens.com
Did you know that
- There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes, from small cherry ones
to Ponderosa, which can weigh over three pounds.
- The tomato – the fruit for which Burpee is most famous – first grew as
wild, cherry-sized berries in the South American Andes. The tomato as we
know it today was developed in Mexico.
- Tomatoes are the world’s most popular fruit! More than 60 million tons
are produced every year. That’s 16 million tons more than No.2 — the banana.
- Tomatoes are the fruit of a vine that’s native to South America.
- Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that is abundant in tomatoes and tomato
products, is widely thought to help in the prevention of a variety of
- Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C. One medium tomato
provides 40% of the recommended daily amount!
- Borage flowers can be prepared in an infusion and served as cold or hot
- Watermelons are actually vegetables, related to pumpkins, cucumbers and
- Watermelons are healthy! They contain no fat or cholesterol and are high
in fiber content, potassium and vitamins A and C.
- The world record-holding watermelon was more than 260 lbs.
- The first cookbook that was published in 1176 contained a recipe for
watermelon rind pickles.
- Bell peppers are a great source of vitamin C. They contain twice as much
(by weight) as citrus fruits!
- Ancient Greeks and Romans thought basil would only grow if you screamed
wild curses and shouted while sowing the seeds.
- Basil is a great source of vitamin A, magnesium, potassium and iron.
- Basil oil is a traditional treatment for insect bites and bee stings.
- Cilantro was one of the plants growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
more than 2,500 years ago!
- Cilantro is a member of the carrot family.
- Cucumbers are believed to have originated more than 10,000 years ago in
- Cucumbers have the highest water content of any vegetable.
- Although considered a vegetable when cooking, squash is actually a
- Squash is a great source of beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant.
- Eggplants are members of the potato family.
- People of many cultures going back to ancient Greece have used thyme to
flavor cheeses and liquors.
- An old English tradition is to plant large patches of thyme as
playgrounds for faeries.
- Got a cold? Green sweet bell peppers have twice the vitamin C of
oranges. Red and yellow bell peppers have four times as much.
- Onions, apples and potatoes all have the same taste. The difference in
flavor is caused by their smell. Pinch your nose and try it – they will all
- Broccoli and cauliflower are the only vegetables that are also flowers!.
- Ounce for ounce, Broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much
calcium as a glass of milk.
- Onions make you cry because they are full of sulphuric chemicals, which
irritate your tear ducts. Sulphur is the same gas which is produced by
volcanoes when they erupt.
great week everyone! Help somebody if you can!