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If convincing your kids to eat their vegetables is a nightly battle, this month’s HGTV Family Gardening Club project just might bring peace to the dinner table. For May, we’re growing lettuce, carrots and radishes in a low-cost window box farm. You can plant these annual seeds anytime from mid-spring to early summer. Kids will love monitoring their carefully planted seeds as they sprout into edible plants and turn into a delicious salad. And what child doesn’t love to play in the dirt?

HGTV Gardening Club Mini Window Box Farm Project

If you missed April’s gardening project, no worries. Gather the family to make a vermicomposting bin full of mess-free pets (red worms) that will turn kitchen scraps into plant food. These wiggly creatures take up little space and help create compost your plants will love.

Don’t forget to upload pictures of you and your little ones creating your mini farm. And be sure to join the HGTV Family Gardening Club newsletter to get a new kid-friendly activity every month.

6 Responses

  1. canarsiebk says:

    Love getting the kids involved in growing their own food. Keep em interested and involved. Develop those good habits early on in life. Plus what kid doesn't love playing in the dirt.

    There are also so many other DIY gardening projects that can get the kids involved with.

    • Anna@HGTV says:

      I loved playing in the dirt when I was a kid. Earth worms were the coolest things. And I will always cherish the time spent tending the family rose bushes with my father. Gardening is good for kids and good family time!

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  3. Kayla@HGTV says:

    I agree! Some of my favorite memories with my grandfather involve picking fruits and veggies from his massive garden and having fresh, messy meals in the yard.

  4. Mike says:

    javascript: postComment(0);I started growing vegetables a couple of years ago in the backyard. I have a relatively small yard so I do a mixture of a small 4×8 bed and pots. I still have a lot to learn!
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    • Kayla@HGTV says:

      That sounds great! You can still create a beautiful garden in a small space. I have a tiny, tiny apartment patio and that has definitely made container gardening a difficult task.

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