Healthy Kids

Herb Garden Tower

Once your herb garden is established, encourage children to pick, feel, smell and taste the different herbs.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
birds eye view of young herbs in the process of being potted up into terracotta pots

Equipment







What to do

    1. Upturn one of the medium pots and sit it in the centre of the large pot. Fill the large pot with potting mix, securing the medium pot in place.

    2. Create the middle layer. Sit the second medium pot, the right way up, on top of the upturned medium pot.

    3. Next, upturn a small pot and sit it in the centre of the medium pot. Fill the medium pot with potting mix.

    4. Create the top layer. Sit the small pot, the right way up, on top of the upturned small pot. Fill the top pot with potting mix.

    5. Plant a mix of herb seedlings in the different layers. If planting mint, plant this in the small pot at the top so that it doesn’t take over the other plants.

    6. Write the herb names on the plant labels and add to the tower.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

kitchengardenfoundation.org.au

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