Grow your own fresh vegetables at a low cost and with minimal effort.

May Project: Window Box Farm

young gardener harvesting carrots


  • large bucket or tub (optional)
  • water
  • window box
  • potting soil
  • annual vegetable seeds (used here: carrots, radishes, lettuce)
  • ruler
  • liquid organic fertilizer
  • markers (optional)

How to Start Your Mini Farm

Some veggies are particularly fun to grow close to the kitchen — especially when your kids can watch them sprout from tiny seeds. Lettuce, radishes and carrots don’t need much space to grow. Some grow so quickly that your family can start a mini farm anytime from mid-spring to early summer for summer harvesting. Your kids will love showing off what they’ve farmed!

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