Gardening is a wonderful childhood activity that improves cognitive and physical development in countless ways. Children are bound to remember the happy memories of their growing-up gardens for the rest of their lives. Planting a seed, taking care of the seedling, and watching a plant grow to a large, healthy plant is like magic for kids.
It’s April, which means it’s time to get the party – I mean garden – started!
First thing’s first. A healthy garden requires healthy soil, and when’s the last time you checked your soil? Especially if you’re starting a fresh garden on a new plot, testing the soil is very important. Making sure your soil has a good PH balance, isn’t too sandy or heavy in clay, and can support a healthy garden is going to make all the difference in yield and health of your plants.
Did you know that pansies are edible? This whimsical springtime flower is not only a front-porch favorite, but it’s also a lovely food accent. Pansies are chock full of vital nutrients such as Vitamin C, Potassium, and Antioxidants. Their mild, fresh flavor has grassy notes and a minty, wintergreen aftertaste. These pretty little flowers serve as both décor and food – and they’re almost too pretty to eat.
We know this time of the year is busy. We also know that making a small amount time to accomplish a few tasks in your yard can save you tons of time in the spring and make quite a difference in the quality of your garden and landscaping.