|

Herb Garden

Because growing requirements vary among herbs, be sure to read each seed packet before you begin.

Materials
  • Marker
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Empty coffee cans or other leakproof containers
  • Potting soil
  • Herb seeds, such as basil, thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, marjoram, oregano, dill, cilantro, mint, or chives
  • Spray bottle full of water

Directions

  1. Help your child write the name of each herb on a Popsicle stick.
  2. Fill each container two-thirds full of potting soil. Plant the seeds according to the instructions on the packets, using a different container for each herb.
  3. Mark each container with the appropriate Popsicle stick.
  4. Spray each container with water until the surface of the soil is completely damp.
  5. Place the containers by a sunny window.
  6. Spray the containers regularly to keep the soil damp but not wet.
  7. Seedlings will appear in two to four weeks, depending on the herb.
  8. Let the plants grow for several weeks.
  9. Use the leaves for cooking and freeze or dry any surplus.
  10. You can freeze herbs by chopping them, mixing them with a bit of water, and freezing them in ice cube trays.
|

Copyright 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Twitter icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks

family games

Everything you need for family game night!


highlights

8 Steps to Take Before Trying to Conceive
Planning to try for a new baby in the new year? Follow these preconception steps to help prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.

Kindergarten Readiness App Wins Gold
Our Kindergarten Readiness app won the Gold Award of Excellence in the educational category at the 2014 Communicator Awards. This valuable checklist comes with games and activities to help your child practice the essential skills she needs for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

6 Homemade Play Dough Recipes
Looking for a creative cure for cabin fever? Whip up one of these easy homemade play dough recipes with your child today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!