ATP Podcast #16: Gardening With Children

By dave
May 1, 2013

In this week's episode, Dave and Trish discuss gardening with children, including the how's and the why's.

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May 1, 2013 11:03 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
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I would also like to tell everyone that Trish's soaps and many other things are wonderful. The balms, the dish cloths, the lavender and rose mist - everything - just wonderful!

Dave, I would share sweet potatoes with you if we lived near as I drink them everyday. Can't stand to eat them Whistling but they are so healthy so I bake them and they go into my smoothie each day - YUM! Thumbs up

Loved all the tips for the children. Our two youngest granddaughters tell me each year what they want to grow and I send them seeds and they send me photo's of their bounty. They do veggies and flowers. Hurray! They "think" grandma s can grow anything and one year the youngest asked me for Lady's Slipper Whistling Bless her heart - I had to explain to grow them from seed was far out of my area expertise and they were a wildflower, etc.
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May 1, 2013 12:24 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Vic, your grandchildren are so lucky to have you in their lives! Hurray!

I grow sweet potatoes every year and do quite well with it but it's the overwintering process that I've never really gotten and consequently I have to re-order them every year!!!
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May 1, 2013 12:45 PM CST
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Region: North Carolina Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Mostly I was amazed that a 6 year old even knew what a Lady's Slipper was - Lovey dubby

Shoe might be able to help you with overwintering tips. He brought us a boatload of sweet potatoes a while back.
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May 1, 2013 1:38 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Shoe is the one who was really encouraging me on the overwintering of the sweet potatoes. He's so amazingly experienced!
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May 2, 2013 12:27 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
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Another fantastic pod cast! My nephew (8 years old) goes snail and slug hunting at school in his vegetable plot, great idea!
Some pictures for you and Trish.
Regards
Neil.
I tip my hat to you.
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May 2, 2013 5:56 AM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Thumbs up
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and do-er of many fun things.
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May 3, 2013 7:48 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Dave & Trish: What a wonderful podcast; I wish every parent everywhere could hear it! Even if someone doesn't have a yard/outdoor space for gardening they could give a child a couple of little pots and a sunny window to grow a plant or two ... a wonderful and educational experience!
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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May 3, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Hurray! Hurray!
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