[Surfnetkids: 01 Apr 2009] Vegetable Gardening

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#1. April 1, 2009

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I don’t have an April Fools prank for you today, but I do have two suggestions. First is my April Fools Pranks column. And second is to go figure out what prank Google has played, because they usually have some funny product announcements. And you can learn about their previous pranks in my column (see the earlier link).

On a more personal note, I got one of those phone calls no one wants to get over the weekend.. My mom had a car accident and is in the hospital. She is “more or less” fine, but will need a lot of help at home when she gets out in a few days. So, I will be very busy daughter for awhile, as she is an hour away from me. Easy enough to get to, but pretty time-consuming when you’re doing it every day.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

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#3. Vegetable Gardening

by Barbara J. Feldman

Vegetable Gardening Printable (** for premium members only)

Author Orsen Scott Card once said “Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.” And while I hope that is not your reason for planting a vegetable garden this spring, this topic seemed appropriate for both Gardening Month and the current economic malaise.

Aggie Horticulture Texas A&M: Vegetable Gardening In Containers
Container gardens are perfect for small spots such as patios, window sills, balconies or doorsteps. They also sidestep problems related to poor soil conditions and soil-borne diseases. “Vegetables which are ideally suited for growing in containers include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, green onions, beans, lettuce, squash, radishes and parsley.” This single-page site from Texas A&M covers the how-to gamut including synthetic soils, containers, seeding, transplanting, watering, light and controlling diseases and insects.

Kiddie Gardens: Growing Vegetables
“Vegetables are actually some of the easiest plants to grow, especially from seed. To encourage your child’s enthusiasm, let them choose from the easy vegetables to grow list and you will both be delighted with the results.” Kiddie Gardens is chock full of advice on what to plant, how to plant and why to plant. The long list of benefits of growing your own vegetables includes value for your money, being assured of freshness, eating organic, and teaching your children a valuable life skill.

Kids’ Valley Garden: Veggies
“Vegetables are one of the most rewarding things to grow in a garden because you get to enjoy the end result of your hard work by eating it!” Kids’ Valley Garden provides kid-friendly instructions for growing seven common vegetables: beans, carrots, corn, cucumbers, peanuts, potatoes, and tomatoes. “Read the directions for each vegetable carefully to get the maximum yield from each plant and watch over them for signs of disease or bugs.”

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