The Ultimate Step-by-step Kids' First Gardening BookBook - 2010
Getting your hands dirty and growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers in the garden is great fun. From flowering wellies, grotesque gourds and bird baths to wind chimes, butterfly borders and potato hedgehogs, there is a huge range of exciting projects that you can do in and out of the garden, whatever the weather. This exciting new book contains 120 easy-to-follow step-by-step projects suitable for every child from 5 to 12. An informative introduction covers all the basics, from safety, equipment and commonly used terms to how plants grow, general care and sustainable gardening. Eight fantastic hands-on project chapters then follow, covering everyday techniques, edible treats, flower power, craft projects, wildlife gardening and indoor gardening. Clear instructions and more than 1100 stunning colour photographs make following the projects easy, while expert tips and growing ideas provide inspiration and encourage experimentation. Invaluable 'you will need' lists, growing times and a star rating guide provide at-a-glance information to help you choose a suitable project, whether you want a small-scale indoor project for a rainy day or to get stuck in and grow your own flower rainbow, mini wildlife pond or a living wigloo. Beautifully illustrated and bursting with expert advice, clear instructions and loads of fabulous fun ideas, this book is an ideal guide for all children, from budding beginners to green-fingered growers.