Herbs for Kids To Grow

Herbs for Kids To Grow


By Karen Hegre

    Seeds that sprout easily and cuttings that root quickly give kids instantgratification and a sense of satisfaction. If the resulting herbs can beused in a craft or in a culinary dish, it furthers the learning experience.

-Mustard seeds sprout within just a few days and can be put into salads.

Mintcuttings root quickly in water, smell good and can be added to ice cream orjust chewed for the flavor.

-Basil is another herb that is easily grown from seed, as long as theseedlings are not kept too wet, and there is a wide variety from which tochoose.

-Scented geraniums are popular too; favorites are chocolate mintand peppermint scented.

-Nasturtium and calendula have large, easy-to-handleseeds and bright flowers, and kids will get a kick out of eating theflowers, which are edible.

-Kids love to feel the soft leaves of the indestructible lamb's ear.

Some herbs that will yield flowers to pick for tussie-mussies or to dry forcrafts are Sliver King artemesia, yarrow, statice and globe amaranth.

About the author:
 Karen is a master gardener specializing in herbs and a crafter. She and her husband have a Backyard Wildlife Habitat,plus 'Fairy Gardens' where the children can learn about different herbs and hear Karenread a story about the Garden Fairies and Flowers. For more information about herherb, aromatherapy and other discussion lists visit Karen'sNewsletter Page                                


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