Buckets of fun for little green thumbs
CHILDREN had the chance to get out of the house and learn how to grow their own plants in buckets during their Easter holidays.
About 30 kids visited the Mareeba Garden Centre on Anzac Avenue on Tuesday and learnt the basics of growing.
Garden centre employee Fay Herbohn led the morning and had kids make a worm out of clay to decorate their “bucket gardens”.
Mareeba Garden Centre owner Joy Paterson said the clay worms helped children know when their plants need to be watered because they lightened in colour as they dry.
“Kids are planting seeds and making a bucket garden in an actual metal bucket,” she said.
“They get to take what they make home so they are able to watch it grow. We are trying to get kids into gardening rather than sit inside all day.”
Kids planted seeds for beans, tomatoes, peas and flowering nasturtium plants.