All in Garden Projects

Creating A Growing Gift

There’s so much hidden magic that goes on underneath the soil, including how plant roots grow. It’s great to be able to show kids what a plant looks like both above and below the ground so here’s a simple way to create a cross section view.

Tomato Fun

Cherry tomatoes are delicious bite sized tomatoes that love growing when the weather is warm. They’re great for a healthy snack in lunch boxes, to include in a salad or for the kids to make fun food with!

Bean Experiment

There’s so much hidden magic that goes on underneath the soil, including how plant roots grow. It’s great to be able to show kids what a plant looks like both above and below the ground so here’s a simple way to create a cross section view.

Vegies for the Easter Bunny

The Easter bunny will love vegies like radish and carrots (think of all the plants that Peter Rabbit™ would pinch from Mr McGregor’s garden!). It’s easy for kids to start these plants in a small raised garden bed or even their very own pot or trough. So come on... let's get gardening!

Sensory gardening for kids

The Easter bunny will love vegies like radish and carrots (think of all the plants that Peter Rabbit™ would pinch from Mr McGregor’s garden!). It’s easy for kids to start these plants in a small raised garden bed or even their very own pot or trough. So come on... let's get gardening!

Fundraise with Seeds - Yates Raise A Patch

The best fundraising ideas are often the simplest. When it comes to raising money for your school, local netball team or favourite charity, it's important to remember that people love joining in and having fun. Whether it's your kinder parents or work colleagues, think about what they may like to do and you will discover many great ideas for fundraising drives that will encourage them to dig deep. Here is a fun and healthy idea to try

10 Best plants to grow with Kids

For most of us at Yates we've been gardening with our kids since they were 2 years old. From our experience the more hands on they are in the garden and picking their own plants or seed packets to grow from, reaps the best rewards. However, in saying this not all plants are as easy to grow and it doesn’t hurt to try to send them in the right direction. 

How to grow Carrot Tops

Windowsill gardening with kids – another easy way to show them how plants grow. Carrots are one of several vegies that can re-sprout after being harvested. Kids can create their own carrot top garden on a windowsill and watch the feathery leaves emerge from the carrots. 

Giant Pumpkins - Oh me, Oh my!

Prized for their gorgeous golden flesh and delicious nutty flavour, pumpkins are ideal roasted, souped or thrown into salads. They can also be stored for months after harvest, so it’s well-worth growing your own and using throughout the year, as you please. They need plenty of space to ramble!