Welcome to Week 3 of Popular Parenting Pinterest Pin Picks! As a mom blogger, I am presenting my top Pinterest pins from and for fellow parenting blogs on a particular topic each week. With spring in the air, gardening pins are all the rage on the social sharing site right now. Here are my top favorite garden-inspired pins for the week.
Popular Container Gardening Pin
Container gardening is a great way to grow plants when you have a small amount of space. Growing your garden in containers is also a great way to recycle old materials that you have laying around your house. My top pick this week is an awesome DYI container gardening idea using old wine bottles to create a self-watering planter from DYI Home Ideas.
Popular Children’s Gardening Pin
Gardening is a great way to get kids involved in science as well as to get kids up and moving outdoors. As warmer spring weather approaches, parents can help kids start their gardens indoors by planting a few seeds in starter pots. My top children’s gardening pick for the week is a fun idea for starting beans inside in way that allows kids to actually watch the sprout growing: Growing Beans on Cotton Balls from The Imagination Tree.
Popular Garden Marker Pin
One aspect of gardening that I struggle with is marking which plants are which. Often I forget what I planted where until my fruits, veggies, and herbs are full grown and ready to eat. Garden markers are a simple solution to this problem. My top pick for gardening markers is Creative Ideas for Plant Markers from Happiness Crafty.
Popular Herb Garden Pin
If you have ever planted herbs in your garden, then you know that these tasty plants can grow like weeds. My top herb garden pin for the week is an idea that has been popping up on pinners’ gardening boards over the last several weeks: a sunken pot herb garden via Townmouse.
Popular Green Gardening Pin
Many people choose to garden because of the environmentally-friendly aspect of the hobby. However, depending on the methods and materials used, your garden may not be so green. My top green gardening pin for the week is homemade newspaper seed starters made from recycled newspaper from Hands Are Full, Heart Is Full.
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