Spring is nearly here, and that alone is worth celebrating! I love the hope that this season brings, knowing that it will bring new life and colour to our yards and communities. During the months of March and April is the perfect time to start buying seeds and planning your garden. It’s a great activity to do with your kids, with plenty of learning opportunities. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:
- Keep a written log of the seedlings. Make note of what changes happen each day as they begin to sprout and grow.
- Research growing zones in Canada and what plants do well in your area
- Explore the lifecycle of a plant and what they need to thrive
If you’ve never had much of a green thumb, this is a great time to learn with indoor seedlings, succulents and house plants. Veseys Seeds is a great resource for tips on all gardening inquiries. If you’re not sure where to start, they offer lots of pointers on starting seeds indoors and Canadian hardiness zones and frost dates. As you begin buying seeds and planning your garden, check out these Canadian based seed companies for easy online shopping!
The Incredible Seeds
Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Matchbox Garden Seed Co.
Natural Seed Bank
Ontario Seed Company
William Dam Seeds
Looking for more tips on how to keep your kids occupied during the COVID-19 crisis? Find our best ideas, activities and inspirationhere!