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Plants: Heirloom Seeds and Gardening Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about heirloom seeds. Includes sites with information on choosing which types of seeds to grow, growing heirloom plants, harvesting seeds, and saving seeds. Also includes information on “lasagna gardening”, proper care of gardening tools, vegetable gardening in Maine, and a guide for establishing and maintaining a school garden. Includes links to the eThemes resources on gardening and herb gardening.

Grades

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  • 6

Links

This brief video explains the difference between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seeds. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Read about or watch 19 brief videos about heirloom seeds. Scroll down and click on the videos in the series which include information on what heirloom seeds are, seed banks, collecting seeds, storing seeds, and much more. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads and sponsored links. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Listen to a brief public radio news story about heirloom seeds. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Learn the different processes for saving heirloom and other types of seeds. Browse by plant or vegetable type or choose a topic from the sidebar menu.
Watch a brief video about harvesting (and planting) heirloom seeds. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
This site provides general guidelines for growing vegetables in the State of Maine and vegetable-specific information for gardeners. The sidebar on the right side of the page also provides information on related topics. Click on a link for more information on the topic. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
This toolkit includes step-by-step instructions for starting and maintaining a school garden. Includes lessons on insects, compost, preparing the soil, tools, watering, weeding, preparing garden-grown food for consumption, and more. All materials are also available in PDF form.
Watch a brief video about gardening using the "lasagna" method. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Learn how to maintain and care for your gardening tools. NOTE: This site includes Google ads and sponsored links.
These sites offer gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, quizzes, and photographs of plants and flowers. There are links to two eThemes Resources on plants.
These sites focus on herb gardening. There are gardening tips and planting activities for kids. Includes hands-on experiments, lesson plans, classroom projects, pictures, and a garden simulation. There are also links to eThemes Resources on the History of Spices, Gardening, and Landscape Design.
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