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Easy Outdoor Gardening Activities For Kids


Strawbarrel Strawberry Planter
Make a strawbarrel strawberry planter.
Make a strawbarrel strawberry planter.
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A strawbarrel strawberry planter will grow delicious berries in a diminutive space.

What You'll Need:

  • Large planting pot
  • Potting soil
  • Strawberry starts
  • Water

Even if you don't have room for a garden, you probably have room for a strawbarrel.

Step 1: Fill a large half-barrel or outdoor planter with good, rich garden soil or potting soil.

Step 2: Plant six strawberry starts (which you can buy at any garden store) in the soil.

Step 3: Make certain to water your berry plants every day, keeping the soil damp but not soaking wet. Also make sure your berries get at least six hours of sunlight a day.

Before you know it, you'll be enjoying strawberries you grew yourself -- even if you live downtown!

Keep reading to learn about a gardening activity that will leave you smelling sweet.

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