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KnowingNature Teaches Home Gardening To Moriah Families

The Moriah School and KnowingNature.com invited families to grow together at home with an interactive webinar on how to start an indoor or outdoor garden. Children were invited to ask questions and share their plants on the screen as they were guided through each step of setting up a home garden. The webinar was led by Rachel Haber from KnowingNature who provided kid-friendly methods and explanations for how to pick a location based on the path of the sun, how to choose the right container to grow in, which plants to grow and how to get the plants started.

They explored microgreens and ginger plants growing indoors, how to get pepper and tomato seedlings ready for life outdoors and how to grow—and how not to grow—potatoes. The 30 minute session ran over an hour as the children’s curiosity took over and the questions kept coming. Children wanted to know: What are the easiest plants to grow? How do you prevent aphids in your garden? Do potatoes grow from the leaves or the roots of the plant? I am growing a celery plant in water; When can I move it into soil? What soil should I put into a raised bed? Can you grow plants in a planter then dig a whole to and put the planter in? How close together should tomato plants be? Do you need to bury your fence to keep animals from crawl underneath it?

KnowingNature offers kid-friendly indoor gardening kits that families can use to grow edible microgreens and more on their windowsills all year long.

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