Gardening is a great hobby for children and adults. In this series, young readers have their very own books with ideas and instructions for making water gardens, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, butterfly gardens, and more. These books are filled with beautiful full-color photos showing kids designing, growing, and harvesting their own gardens. Step-by-step instructions for a craft to complement the garden are also given.
Kids interested in growing their own vegetables will find a useful introduction to the essential steps and equipment in this slender entry in the Gardening for Kids series. The enthusiastic text ("What are you waiting for?") guides readers through planning crops and preparing the plot, sowing and planting, and fundamental caretaking before harvest. The broad scope and low page count result in simplified coverage of topics, making this title a basic entry to the subject rather that a one-stop, practical guide. Still, the author includes detailed information, such as how to read a seed packet, and readers will come away with a sense of how a garden is planned, planted, and maintained. A final section about container gardening widens the audience to readers without outdoor space of their own. Valuable reference charts, including a full-page listing of companion plants, enhance the text, as does the glossary and thorough appended resource lists of books, organizations, and Web sites.
Interest Level: Grades 3-5 • Reading Level: Grades 3-4 • 48 Pages • 6½" X 9¼" • Full-color laminated covers • Side-sewn, reinforced library binding • Full-color photos throughout • Craft project • Further reading • Works consulted • Glossary • Index
eBook ISBN: 9781612282527
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