Plant a Back to School Vegetable Garden with the Kids!

Have a fun activity with kids - plant a vegetable garden.

Grow With Your Family

Tim from Scotts Miracle-Gro shows you how easy it is to plant a fall vegetable garden with the kids that will fill their lunch boxes with wonderful fresh veggies. Use this link to download a PDF of the project that has step by step instructions and even a shopping list.

Step 1

Select appropriate vegetables for fall season.

Step 2

Prepare soil:

  • For raised beds, loosen soil and turn it over by adding a combination of Miracle-Gro® Potting Mix and Garden Soil.

  • For in-ground vegetables, amend your native soil with Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil.

Step 3

Make troughs and plant seeds at depth and spacing as recommended on the packaging.

Step 4

Water deeply.

Step 5

Feed germinated seeds every 7-14 days with Miracle-Gro® LiquaFeed® Tomato, Fruits & Vegetables.

Step 6

Later in the season, be prepared to cover and protect your fall vegetable garden with frost protection fabric in the event of light frost.

Step 7

When the time comes, pick your vegetables and enjoy!