Happy Earth Day!
Introduce the wonder of growing things, the responsibility of caring for crops, and the thrill of observing the different parts of plants with the help of an EarthBox®!
So, what exactly can you plant in an EarthBox®? Depending on the climate of your outdoor classroom, you may have more options than you realize. Here are just a few ideas:
1. Herbs for Every Occasion
From basil, mint, and cilantro to oregano, rosemary, and chives, your EarthBox® can also act as your classroom’s herb garden! Encourage kids to smell the different herbs and teach them what recipes the herbs can be included in for cooking.
2. Salads and Snacks
Everything needed for a spectacular salad can be planted in an EarthBox®. Beyond the basics like lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots, you can also add arugula, peppers, eggplants, beans, peas, zucchini, and much more! The only limitation is the size of your EarthBox®.
3. Delicious Desserts
Melons and berries are an excellent addition to any EarthBox®! We’ve seen great success with delicious dessert fruits like cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries.
4. Flowers (Big, Tall, and Small)
From sunflowers to wildflowers (and anything in between), an EarthBox® isn’t just for plants you can eat! Children will love learning about flowers and watching them grow over time.
5. Carnivorous Creatures
For the more daring teacher, try planting unusual seedlings, like Venus Flytraps, pitcher plants, cacti, and more. While you may be constrained by the heat, humidity and precipitation of your current environment, it never hurts to dream big when it comes to filling your EarthBox®.
Ready to Grow?
For more planting ideas, check out this EarthBox® planting guide. To learn more about EarthBox® and how to set up your EarthBox® for the very first time, visit our website.