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Favorite Children's Books About Seeds and Gardens | Roots & Boots

11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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Foraged Salad Greens From Your Own Backyard | Roots & Boots

Foraged Salad Greens from Your Own Backyard

Eating fresh salad greens from your own veggie garden is pretty cool, but you know what’s even better? Eating foraged salad greens from your own backyard. Like my son said the other day, It’s like a garden you didn’t have to grow! Zero work with a huge payoff. Sounds pretty good, right?  

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How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds

How to Harvest Sunflower Seeds for Replanting and Gift-Giving

Did you grow sunflowers this year?  Now is the time to harvest sunflower seeds for next year!  Collecting seeds from your own sunflowers is super easy. Homegrown sunflower seeds make great gifts, and saving your own seeds will free up  a bit of room in your gardening budget for next year.

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Looking for a fun and easy garden project for kids? Plant a sunflower house!

The Perfect Garden Project for Kids

Looking for a fun and easy garden project for kids?  Plant a sunflower house! There’s something magical about seeds–stick them in the ground and then a plant appears.  And there’s something even more magical about sunflower seeds–such a tall and beautiful flower from such small beginnings. Planting sunflower seeds always reminds me a bit of  Jack…

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11 Ways to Enjoy Winter with Your Kids

11 Ways to Enjoy Winter with Your Kids

I get it–I know cabin fever is a real thing.  I know it’s hard to get everyone bundled up. I know it’s cold.  I know some days are sunless and dreary.  Many people simply do not enjoy winter. While I happen to love winter–A decade spent in Texas left me homesick for full blown seasons and I was thrilled to return…

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Are you looking for a simple, effective, and chemical-free spray to use in your organic garden? You'll love this Easy Garden Spray with Essential Oils!

Easy Garden Spray with Essential Oils

Are you looking for a simple, effective, and toxin-free spray to use in your organic garden? You’ll love this Easy Garden Spray with Essential Oils!  It’s especially effective against squash bugs.

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3 Affordable Materials for Vegetable Garden Walkways

3 Affordable Materials for Vegetable Garden Walkways

Our square foot garden consists of 4 large wooden boxes separated and surrounded by a grid of substantial walkways, which means we’ve experimented with several options over the years for keeping those areas mulched and free of weeds. Based on our own experience, here are my top three tips for creating affordable walkways in the…

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Before & After: Dated Green Cabinet goes Farmhouse Chic

Before and After: Dated Green Cabinet Goes Farmhouse Chic

I just love the way this project turned out!  Our Farmhouse Chic cabinet began as a bright green 1950’s curio cabinet scored for $75 on Craigslist.

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Giant Carrots

The World’s Largest Carrots…discovered in our very own garden

This is what happens when you try to have a garden and a baby in the same month….we totally forgot about these carrots, planted a week or two before the arrival of Baby Brother. Until last week.

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5 Tips for a Successful Nature Walk with Kids {Bonus Tip-Read Up}

Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip.  It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…

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