vegetables, herbs or flowers you and your child would
like to plant.
Make sure it
is the correct season or growing zone for the plants you
have chosen. You can reference a gardening book or visit
a gardening site on line to help you with your choices.
Once you have
made your decision, take a field trip to your local nursery
where you can buy seed packets or seedlings. The nursery
can also give you planting instructions.
Now you are ready
to make your garden stakes.
Wash and dry
empty juice drink boxes. Use one box for each stake.
Cut off the bottom
portion of the juice box.
Using a craft
glue gun, glue a jumbo craft stick to the back inside
of the box. The craft stick should be about 1 1/2 inches
up into the box in order to leave enough of the stick
available put into the ground.
Spray paint each
garden stake with a different color, let dry. It may take
two coats to cover the box thoroughly.
If you have planted
from seeds, use the pictures from the seed packages to
decorate the outside of the garden stakes. If you have
planted seedlings from the nursery, cut out pictures of
your chosen plants from magazines and glue these to the
outside of each garden stake
Or, have your
child create their own drawing that can be cut out and
glued to the outside of each garden stake.
Now plant each
seed or small plant according the seed packet or nurseryman's
directions and insert your garden stakes to remind you
and your child of what you planted.