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Strawberry Planter Ideas for Small Space Gardening

Strawberry Planter Ideas for Small Space Gardening

We finally succeeded in growing strawberries and now we want more! Shallow root systems make strawberries ideal container plants, so we did some research to find the best strawberry planter ideas for small spaces. Check out our favorites here.

Painting with Mud

Painting with Mud

Mud painting easily combines sensory play, art making, and exploring the natural world. Use our simple mud paint recipe for hours of backyard fun in any season.

Making Nature Mobiles: Our Kind of Bat Mobile

Making Nature Mobiles: Our Kind of Bat Mobile

From modern art museums to nurseries, people of all ages love mobiles. Nature mobiles offer a creative way to showcase items brought back from your latest nature walk, and they make for some pretty fun DIY seasonal decor ideas too! Check out my new Halloween favorite, the Bat Mobile, here!

Recipes for Edible Slime: The Marshmallow vs. Jello Test

Recipes for Edible Slime: The Marshmallow vs. Jello Test

Looking for a fun but simple project that will shift the whole family’s attention outside? Make some classic milk carton bird feeders together. Sometimes our favorite crafts are oldies but goodies for a reason!

Classic Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Classic Milk Carton Bird Feeders

Looking for a fun but simple project that will shift the whole family’s attention outside? Make some classic milk carton bird feeders together. Sometimes our favorite crafts are oldies but goodies for a reason!

Beneficial Garden Insects for Beginners

Beneficial Garden Insects for Beginners

After planting fall seedlings, our garden was swarming with little flies. We decided to try introducing beneficial garden insects as a natural pest control solution, but we had no idea what we were doing! Click here to find out what we attempted, where we went wrong, and an overview of how 10 common beneficial garden insects can help you grow a healthy garden.

STEAM Spider Crafts for Preschool

STEAM Spider Crafts for Preschool

Invite children to play with art and nature with these simple project ideas inspired by our favorite creepy crawlers. Plus nature walk and story book extensions, of course!

10 Vertical Garden Systems You Can Build on a Budget

10 Vertical Garden Systems You Can Build on a Budget

We wanted to add more plants to our small patio garden, but we were quickly running out of room on the ground. Time to look up! This post is all about building our new vertical garden plus our favorite DIY budget friendly vertical garden systems from around the web.

What is a community garden (and will they let us join)?

What is a community garden (and will they let us join)?

In the first installment of the Bad Gardener Chronicles, I share our valiant attempt to grow sunflowers during the summer of 2020, and how that experience led to us seeking help before moving forward with fall veggies.

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