CONNECTING KIDS WITH GARDENING

Kids’ gardening has just got a whole lot more fun with Yates new range of special kids’ seeds that take growing-your-own to a whole new level.  And to celebrate National Gardening Week (19-26 October) Yates is giving away some very special hampers full of gardening goodies specially for kids.

Yummy UFOs – Alien Scallopini Zucchini will tempt even the most reluctant vegetable eater.  These tasty alien critters are shaped just like UFOs in funky bright colours and, unlike real aliens, you can eat them.  Yummy UFOs have been sighted in gardens all over New Zealand.

Pop Star Strawberry Popcorn is a really special, old-fashioned type of corn that grows cute little cobs shaped like ruby-red strawberries.  If you dry the cobs, you can make your own delicious popcorn.

Dinosaur Gourds Prehistoric Monster Mix contains a range of crazy gourds in the weirdest dinosaur shapes you can imagine.  Grow a bunch of them and let the dinosaur battles begin.

Magical Creatures – Fairy Flower Mix will help attract fairies to your garden.  Find a special place to sprinkle these seeds like magical fairy dust and grow a pretty blend of pixie flowers for fascinating creatures to live in.  The honeybees and butterflies will love them too.

Little Ted Fluffy Sunflowers will put a sunshine smile on your face.  The bushy, short-growing sunflower has super fluffy pompom flowers that are perfect for pots.

And, if you’re keen on growing a pumpkin fit to be a carriage, then Behemoth Giant Pumpkins are for you.  These seeds grow colossal monster pumpkins up to 200kg.  If they got any bigger, you’d be able to make one your home.

You can find Yates seeds at Mitre 10 stores, garden centres and garden stockists throughout the country.

Author

Jarrod is a quintessential Kiwi Dad. He lives in Manakau, and works from a home office, overlooking his chickens and bees. His inspiration and motivation in life come from his wife and two children.