Category Archives: What to plant and when

Guest Post – Straw Bale Gardening

In this Guest Post, Tracey Sidwell from Bale Grow talks about straw bale gardening.  I have read about this concept but had never actually seen it in action. That was until I met Tracey and saw for myself her fabulous straw bale gardens. I often get asked what is the best way for kids to have a vegie…

Super Easy Plants for Kids to Grow

As much as us parents would like our children to jump straight in and love gardening, it’s not always the case.  Some kids need lots of encouragement and some quick, easy ideas to help spark their interest in gardening. Of my four children, only two of them have naturally been drawn to the pleasure that gardening…

Growing Herbs for Kids

Herbs are easy to grow making them ideal for kids, first time gardeners and those without a lot of space in their gardens. Herbs smell beautiful, look interesting and taste amazing. Kids love picking, experimenting and playing with them so growing them is a great way to encourage kids to be outside, exploring their senses…

What to Plant with the Kids in Winter

The weather has definitely turned chilly in many parts of Australia so now is the perfect time for kids to be planting some winter crops in the garden. Many people think that not a lot can be grown in winter however this is not necessarily the case. There are still plenty of great fruit and…

What to plant with the kids this autumn

The days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to yellow which means that autumn has begun. Now is the time to start thinking about what you would like to plant with the kids over the autumn months.