Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Seedlings at Eco-Kids Tuesday

Spring has sprung!
Time to get some dirt under our nails... And pretty much everywhere!

Last week Bunny and I started some seeds in egg cartons.

Tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, egg plant, spaghetti squash, cucumbers, cantaloupe, watermelon, and more!

A couple of days ago, we were excited to find that several of them have already sprouted.

Today, we are planting sugar snap peas and a few other things in our little box gardens out back.
I can't wait to have them full of fresh, healthy, homegrown, organic veggies!

I am so appreciative of Becki from Organic Aspirations for allowing me to co-host Eco-Kids Tuesday and of all the bloggers who take time to link up their great eco-happy ideas to share with me and you!

This Week's Features

Bunny is ALL about worms.  She hunts for them everywhere, looking for big ones (mamas) and little ones (babies).  She is going to LOVE making this earthworm habitat shared by We Made That!!

Who Has Time for the Gym shared great nature scavenger hunt! 
This is something I plan to do with Bunnny and the playschool children!

Something I am very interested in is edible plants in nature. 
We teach of playschool children about dandelions and violets being edible.  Bunny knows to hurry and get some plantain (as well as how to chew it to make a poultice) for a friend's boo-boo or bee sting. 
A Life Unprocessed shared a wealth of info, as well as very good pictures, on edible weeds.

Hazel and Company have been planting seeds, too! 
Her little ones enjoy helping mama, just as Buny is loving helping me with this task!

We have been eating totally sugar-free (even very limited natural sugars for now), gluten-free, and unprocessed foods-free since January 1st, with a lot of good success (weight loss, better attitudes...).  This recipe from Sift, Stir, and Savour is one I am going to try out when we need a special treat!

Thanks to ALL of you for sharing such wonderful ideas!  If you were featured please feel free to grab a button for your blog.  And please keep linking up great all your Eco-Kid ideas!

Like Mama~Like Daughter
Like Mama~Like Daughter

And now for this week's Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!!
I hope that you'll share some great family-friendly posts that are also friendly for the environment.
Some ideas include:
  • Nature Activities
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Crafts made with re-purposed or recycled materials
  • Sewing and DIY home projects
  • Science Experiments
  • Posts on environmental issues for kids or families
  • Non-toxic living
  • Homeopathic Remedies
Eco-Kids Tuesdays is co-hosted by Organic Aspirations and Like Mama~Like Daughter this means that anything you link-up shows up on both blogs!

Feel free to link up several of your posts.

There are only a few rules:

Please follow both co-hostess' blogs, and visit some of the other posts and give them some encouragement!  Please stick to posts and photos not giveaways or items for sale.

By linking up, you are agreeing that Organic Aspirations or Like Mama~Like Daughter can feature your photos next week with a link back to your site.  

Please link back to my site using this button (once I get it fixed !!) OR simply text linking within your post!

Like Mama~Like Daughter

Like Mama~Like Daughter


  1. oh I love your pics! We have been doing some seed planting too with my twins...I shall link it up now...thanks for hosting!

  2. Lovely! We've been doing some planting too! Just waiting for the weather to turn so we can actually put them in the ground!

    Wishing you a beautiful day!

  3. Thanks for hosting! We just planted some seeds in egg cartons too! lol

  4. Thanks for sharing. It is always fun to link up at Eco Kids Blog Hop.

  5. Hi Hannah,
    Thanks for hosting!
    I'm sharing my 13 year old daughter's decadent body butter. She made it last week to sell at a fundraiser Saturday night. It is really easy to make. She also made other body care products so I hope to link up another one later today..

    Have a great day!

  6. Thanks so much for featuring our Earthworm Habitat! That is awesome your daughter loves worms so much too. My oldest just thinks they are so cool! And a big thanks for hosting each week!

  7. Thanks for sharing my post! :) Good luck with your garden!

  8. The seedlings are looking great so far! We started ours recently in our peat pellets (and I'm having a giveaway for some pellets on my blog if you're interested!). I linked up photos of my new baby chicks this week :) Thanks for hosting!

  9. I love seeing that everyone is starting their seeds! I must try those cookies too!
    Thanks for hosting Hannah!
    ~ joey ~

  10. Thank you for hosting again! I'm sharing 2 posts:

    1. DIY Herbal Shampoo- Part of the Toxic Free DIY Mini Series, you'll learn how to easily make your own herbal shampoo!

    2. Trekking Across Country w/a 2 Year old: My long journey from Tampa, FL to San Francisco, CA with my inlaws and toddler plus my disgusting food experiences. I couldn't wait to have my fridge in walking distance!

  11. Thanks for the invite to link up! Lots of great ideas to check out!

  12. Egg cartons! Genius! I'm always looking for new things to plant in!

  13. I love the sprouts! We have planted our seeds in egg carton containers with great success. I can't wait to see pictures of your plants as they grow :-) I had more in my head to write but then you hit me at the end of the article with the tagalong cookies so I got distracted and will be hopping over to look at that recipe :-) Thank you for linking up this week to our Hearts for Home Blog Hop!