Saturday, March 6, 2010

Giveaway: Fairy Garden Seed Kit

My daughter and I have gardened together since the time she started toddling. While we've graduated from a tiny, beach-sized watering can to a desire to play with all of mom's gardening equipment, it's been an interesting journey to share.

Imagine giving her her own garden. Yet I'm crazy enough to do just that. Tucked in her Easter basket this year will be her very own seeds to do damage with.

Want to let your little one do the same? (Or is your inner child tempted?) Next week, I'm giving away a Fairy Garden Kit from Nature's Crossroads, a Bloomington, Ind.-based seed company.

The garden kit, which can cover a 4' x 4' garden space, contains "fairy seed mix" (clover, chamomile, bachelor's button, sweet pea, and cosmos), toy fairy, baubles, and instructions.

To enter, tell me your favorite way you've gotten a little one interested in nature, the environment or gardening. (If you don't have a little one, that's OK, just share your favorite gardening tip for the group!)

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Contest ends March 12 at midnight.

(Disclosure: Seeds are provided by Nature's Crossroads.)

24 comments:

Joey said...

Well, I have no great tips to share but I did get my husband extremely interested in home growing our food last summer... We ended up with a huge garden & this year we are going to try to start our own seeds indoors & transplant those instead of buying our plants.

Joey said...

And I am subscribed to you via my Google Reader! :)

Renee G said...

I got my boys interested in gardening by letting them grow giant sunflowers. They would go out and try to see whose was the tallest.
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Mia J. said...

I get my daughter interested in gardening just by having her help me dig and plant and watch things grow.

jennem said...

She has her own plot in the community garden. She is especially excited when she can eat the results, so we give her seeds for easy mints and herbs that sprout quickly.

Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

julie s said...

My kids love to eat what they have helped plant and watched grow. They don't even complain about helping me pick weeds!

Julie S

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julie s said...

I am subscribed to you via Google Reader.

kathy55439 said...

I just let them dig in the dirt and get dirty They also love there new bucket and shovel which was a dollor at walmart

Marianna said...

We just bought our first home last year and I've become extra interested in gardening-flowers, plants, veggies, herbs - since I have a bunch of beds that are in a mess!
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Deborah said...

I was able to get my little neighbor interested in gardening by asking her to help me plant seeds and grow flowers.

Amanda S. said...

Funny enough, my kids love picking weeds! That has been their "job" since they were little and they still think it's fun. :)

aminia said...

Well, I don't have any little one that I have inspired to garden, but...a lady I work with was telling me about how her project last year was to have her kids grow an organic garden in their yard. That is what inspired me to do more than lettuce this year and get excited about gardening and sustainable living!

Also, I am subscribing to you on bloglines right now.

Sandra - Ling@post.com said...

I love being able to grow flowers, herbs or veggies. We currently have a mango tree and avocado tree. Cilantro and peppers are just starting to fruit, can you believe it? Well in Hawaii, we rarely have a season. Here is a tip - plant herbs in rotation. This way you always have a supply.

~ Jackie said...

My daughter has helped me in the garden since she was a toddler also. Her favorite thing to grow has always been radishes, a very unusual choice for a little one!

Aside from often trying to harvest them too early, our "girlie girl" was known for pulling the, wiping them off on her jeans, and eating them....dirt and all!

My now 3 year old grandson would love, love, love having his own spot in the garden!

Deanna said...

I wish you all could meet both of my children, but when it comes to gardening and the enviroment my daughter is special. She is 9 years old and collects seeds with me every year. She, of her own accord, decided 2 years ago that we needed to start picking up trash on the side of the road. She has also started a Fairy/animal Journel, where records the goings on of the plant and animal daily around our house. In this is evidence to the Fairies around our house, toys moned etc. Love the seeds!

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

We gave our boys their own child size tools and gloves and of course the biggest ol' pumpkin seeds I could find.

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

This isn't anothr entry. I just wanted you to know that I blogged about you giveaway here:

http://www.moneysavingmaineac.com/2010/03/im-in-garden_11.html

Good Luck!

Nicole D. said...

I take my 4-year old on nature hikes, and she has helped plant and water our garden in the past. She's excited for the weather to get nicer so she can do it again!

Miranda said...

My Oldest Daughter loves nature and always has since she was old enough to know about it. She plants flowers with me every spring now

Manda N said...

My daughter and I love gardening together. Last summer, I was VERY pregnant, so my mom came to help us plant and tend the garden. Three generations working together seemed to make the strawberries sweeter and the tomatoes juicier.

Alycia said...

Pumpkins! Each of my children tend to their own pumpkin. They are in charge of the placement, watering and talking to them :^) (it keeps them busy). They love watching them grow and when they are still green they mark their name in their pumpkin. This is neat to see when the pumpkin gets big.

Alycia said...

I am subscribed to you by Google Reader.

maxfate said...

The best way we got our kids interested, was by making it a regular part of the day,and making it fun! Making corn stalk tee pee's,planting Sunflower houses, gourds,pumpkins,strawberries. Giving them there own tools,gloves,etc.-All were a great hit early on!

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