October 22, 2017

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 patch in a rented property, I think straw bales may be about the perfect solution.

xx EricaHaybale blog

Straw Bale Gardening with BaleGrow

As a mum, nothing makes me happier than seeing my kids eat fresh veggies; especially when they can pick them straight from our garden. With almost no gardening experience and limited space, the kids and I have had a ball with our straw bale garden. I figured lots of other families would love this just as much, which is how BaleGrow was born. [Read more…]

What to Plant with the Kids in February

What to plant in February

What to plant in February

With February just around the corner, now is the time to look at what to plant at this time of year.

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Top 10 Summer Plants for Kids

Strawberries - Kids love to eat them straight off the bush

Strawberries – Kids love to eat them straight off the bush

There are so many amazing plants that fruit and flower in summer, it’s really difficult to pick just a few – but here’s Gardening 4 Kids top picks for summer 2014-15! [Read more…]

Super Easy Plants for Kids to Grow

Cherry tomatoes on bush

Cherry Tomatoes are super easy 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 can bring.  The other two needed a gentle push along the way.  And two plants in particular have assisted my family over the years – geraniums and cherry tomatoes.

Both of these plants are super easy to grow and kids get a real thrill from successful gardening experiences. [Read more…]