We were overly spoiled during the holiday season! What about you? We also got a ton of bubble wrapped gifts. I admit I love bubble wrap and after popping a few dozen sheets and dancing on a dozen more we started to try to figure out what else I could do with it. Of course, putting some in the garden sounded like a great idea. Bubble wrap is great to use as a blanket, or insulator, for potted plants during the winter.
It's simple. Use a large sheet of bubble wrap to line the inside of terra cotta pots. This will help keep the roots from freezing during the winter. Just be sure to only cover the sides because if you cover the hole on the bottom the water won’t be able to drain out.
I just heard someone walk by our garden and comment that we were growing “Summer’s Gold!” After I thought about it for a moment, I totally got what they were talking about! Our CORN!
Corn is the true taste of summer and it’s growing awesomely inoury garden! Watching it grow is one of our daily hightlights of playing in the garden! But picking it and eating it is the BEST part of having a garden with my kids!
We’ve learned that corn needs about 3 weeks to grow after the silks form. Remember, to teach our kids about the different parts of the plant. The silks are those stringy things on the end of the husks that look like hair! The best thing about the silks is that when they dry out and turn brown, it’s time to harvest the corn! My kids, since they were little have always loved hunting for the dry silks!
Summer is definitely here. It’s not only hot, it’s sizzling hot! The rise in temperature also means you’ll need to increase the attention you give to your plants and water them more!
Here’s a fun target shooting game for you to play while you water your plants.
Draw lines or put numbers on cups, or both like we did, and place the cups in your garden. The goal is to see how fast you can knock over the cups by shooting water at them. Or if you have friends over, race to see who can fill the cup up to the line first.
You can also put the entire alphabet on cups and challenge kids to summer learning by asking them to go hit the cups to spell out words, like smile or grow!
Every time you miss or knock over a cup of water, your plants win!
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