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Hi, what are some helpful ideas and tips with planting and maintaining herb plants with children at pre school

Submitted: 01:48PM, 09 Jun 2018
Answer: Hi Tahlia,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Herbs are fantastic for kids to grow in the garden. Many are hardy and can handle a bit of wear and tear or little feet on them on the odd occasion.

Look at plants such as creeping thyme for ground covers in full sun or corsican mint for the wet and shaded areas. These ground covers release a fragrance when crushed.

Other options include oregano, thyme, parsley and curry leaf plants. Curry leaf plants are great for borders as they have a soft grey leaf with a strong scent to go along with it. It not only induces their sense of smell but touch as well.

Just be sure to prepare the soil well prior to planting with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser. Feed them well after they are planted as well with Thrive Naturals Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. This will help the plants with their nutrient requirements and also assist with stress that the kids can place on them as they explore the garden.

Kind regards

Stephanie
Yates Horticulturalist

Answered: 02:16PM, 09 Jun 2018

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