April 11, 2013
As the weather gets warmer, it is time for many of us to think about our gardens. Planting a garden can be a fun, rewarding experience, and gardening can involve the whole family. MCPL's book, Gardening Project for Kids: 101 Ways to Get Kids Outside and Having Fun, has great ideas for including children in the gardening process.
Even if you don’t have a lot of space, it is possible to plant a garden. The book, Fairy Gardening Creating Your Own Magical Miniature Garden, has plans for planting a garden even if the space is limited. Tips for Container Gardening: 300 Great Ideas for Growing Flowers, Vegetables and Herbs shows that a garden can be planted even if you only have balcony or porch space. When deciding what to plant in a small space, The Everything Small-Space Gardening Book: All You Need to Plant, Grow, and Enjoy a Small-Space Garden will help.
Not everyone likes all the same vegetables, and some are easier to grow than others. I believe gardens are important. Working outdoors on a garden can bring families closer together, and it is rewarding to be able to eat the vegetables that are grown at home.
When trying to decide, reading The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life might help you make your decision.
Lone Jack Branch