Celebrate Earth Day by starting an Organic Vegetable Garden

“We are a Stonyfield Ambassador that received free product from High Mowing Organic Seeds to help us with our family planting project for Earth Day. All opinions are ours alone.”

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Earth Day is just around the corner and we’re celebrating! A few years ago my family and I realized the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. Ever since then we have been taking steps to do so. Every Spring around this time we start seedlings indoors in preparation for our outdoor garden. I just love knowing that we can go outside and harvest vegetables to make a salad without going to the store.

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 We’re actually celebrating Earth Day for the entire month by picking up trash around the local neighborhood, recycling and starting organic seedlings indoors using recycled yogurt containers.

I’m so excited this year to be planting High Mowing Organic Seeds with my family. If you haven’t heard of them already, they are the nation’s largest 100% certified organic seed company in the U.S.! With over 600 varieties they have something for both gardeners and farmers. They also just recently became the first company in the nation to offer 100% Non-GMO Project Verified seeds.

Planting organic seeds using recycled yogurt containers

What you need:

  • High Mowing Organic Seeds of your choice
  • Recycled Yogurt Containers
  • Organic Starter Mix
  • A large bowl or pail
  • Spoon
  • Push pin
  • Water

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 First start out by mixing your potting soil with water in your bowl or pail until moist but not soggy.

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 Next take the wrappers off your containers if you want and cut down larger yogurt smoothie bottles if you’re using those.

Use your push-pin to make holes on the bottoms of each container your using so the water can drain.

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 After your containers are ready fill each one, gently packing the mix in until it sits just below the rim.

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 Next plant your organic seeds. It’s best to put 2-3 seeds in each container at first then you can thin seedlings down to 1 per container once they sprout. Water lightly after planting.

Air temperature of 65-75 degrees Farenheit is optimal and if you have a full spectrum fluorescent lamp that’s a great bonus.

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In 1-2 weeks you should start seeing some life above the dirt. The kiddos and I love that part, seeing something come alive that we planted. =)

To learn more about High Mowing Organic Seeds and purchase visit highmowingseeds.com.

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How does your family celebrate Earth Day?


  “We are a Stonyfield Ambassador that received free product from High Mowing Organic Seeds to help us with our family planting project for Earth Day. All opinions are ours alone.”

  • Melissa

    I love gardening! I have been organic gardening for 6 years. This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day for sure! There is nothing better and more exciting than the day we start our vegetable garden. Well next to the days we get to harvest and enjoy the fruit of our labor that is 🙂

  • Debi- Travel Blogger

    The kids and I have been getting seeds ready for planting. It is so much fun watching them grow because the kids get more and more excited by it.

  • Aisha Kristine Chong

    Such a wonderful idea. Such a wonderful way to celebrate Earth day!

  • Alyssa C

    We celebrate by planting as well! I’m loving your step by step guide! My girls would love to do this. Thank you for sharing.

  • Camesha

    We just bought the seeds to start a garden with the kids. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Nile

    We usually participate in picking up around the city in the City wide cleanup, and then planting a couple trees. I think it’s a great day to get kids involved.

  • Erin

    How fun is this? My kids love to garden, we already got a big start on ours this year!

  • Krystal

    This is such a smart idea. I need to get some new seeds so I can grow my own basil. I’d love tomatoes too!

  • Yona Williams

    That Green Tint Summer Squash looks incredibly interesting – the shape is very different from anything I’ve ever seen. I’d like to try container gardening this year if I have the time.

  • Lynndee

    Ping Tung long eggplant? It looks like the kind of eggplant that we have in the Philippines. I have to research on that. I would love to plant some too.

  • Lauren Harmon

    Thanks so much for sharing such a creative way to use my recycling for a good use! I would love to plant our tomato seeds in little containers like this instead of buying a starter kit! Can’t wait to see how your garden turns out and how well all of your cute little plants grow!

  • HilLesha

    I miss gardening so much! I haven’t been able to garden since moving to an apartment a few years ago. I’m looking forward to the day that I get back to gardening once I move to somewhere I can have more freedom (i.e. gardening).

  • Chrystal @ YUM eating

    Gardening is one of my favorite things. Since we are probably going to move this year I dont think we will be starting a garden here again. I think I might do some containers though so I can take the stuff with me.

  • Donna Ward

    Bonnie, This is is a fabulous Idea, I wish I had thought of it for my own son – he does have a ‘green thumb’ for outdoors plants and enjoy Nature! The image of your little guy with the cups reminded me – Thank you for the great steps and tips for getting it all started for Earth Day! 🙂 http://www.askcoachdonna.com

  • CourtneyLynne

    This is awesome!!!! I really wanna get into gardening now that I own my home and have a yard!!! I would love to have an organic one too 😉

  • Roselynn

    This is such a fantastic idea to do with the kids and it’s also very educational for them. I worke with the YMCA kids and this would be such a fun activity for them to try out in our small garden.

  • Fi Ní Neachtáin

    This is such a great idea. I really want to plant some seeds with my little one this weekend.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    It’s nice to see so many families go into organic produce. We have started ours as well.

  • michele d

    My family loves planting specially the kids. They love to watch the seeds grow. Great post!

  • Vera Sweeney

    This is a great away to get your garden started! I bet he will love watching his little seedlings grow this spring and summer.

  • Nina Say

    i absolutely adore this idea, it is so kid friendly! I grew up around gardens and have had a difficult time passing it on. To my kids

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great idea. I am planting my first garden this year.

  • Olivia Schwab

    What a great fun idea for you and your kids to do! I love planting and actually planted this morning with a Kindergarten class that I help volunteer at!

  • Carissa Pelletier

    I knew that certain seed companies add weird coatings to seeds, but I didn’t realize that I had to pay attention to the label if I wanted truly organic seeds. Thanks for introducing me to this company and for the tips! We’re heading into planting season soon so it’s great to learn more and be prepared. With 3 kids that eat out of the garden, I want them to have the best!

  • Jeanine

    What a great idea! I think most of my kids would enjoy doing this! Such a fun idea, so glad the weather is so much nicer so this will be great to do!

  • Digna

    What an awesome idea. It is a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Thank you for sharing.

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I can’t wait to start our organic vegetable garden. My daughters and families have a head start on my this year so I’ll get to enjoy theirs while mine is still growing lol. Thanks so much for sharing, this is an amazing idea for Earth Day.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This such a wonderful idea. We do a garden every year, but I’ve never thought to get organic seeds before. Thanks!

  • Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies

    I would love to start my own vegetable garden some day. Right now I live in a condo in Toronto so I just have the space on my balcony to work with. I’m thinking of starting some veggies there. 🙂

  • Fi Ní Neachtáin

    I really love this idea and think it’s wonderful that you’re getting your little one involved in celebrating Earth Day! I’d love to plant some seeds with my little toddler, he seems to love gardening and watering the plants. I must pick up some seeds for him 🙂

  • rochkirstin

    I’ve always wanted to start growing my own vegetables in a garden however we do not have that space because we are living in a condo. It’s good to teach kids about the importance of recycling and taking care of the environment early on. Seeing how the plants grow is so interesting for them.

  • Melody

    This is an awesome way to get your kid involved in celebrating earth day early. I will be planting seeds also in my garden. I need to figure out exactly what I’m going to plant first though.

  • Cara (@StylishGeek)

    This is indeed a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day! In fact, because I am encouraged by your post, I will a lot a portion of my planting lot to plant some organic greens! I haven’t tried this before but there’s always the first time! Thanks for inspiring me with your post!

  • Tammilee TIps

    What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! I love planting flowers every spring it’s always so refreshing to smell fresh soil with the new bright colors. I bet your sun will love watching his seedlings grow.

  • Jamie Kathleen

    What a great way to celebrate Earth Day! I’ve been itching to get my garden started here in Germany, but the weather has been so crazy it actually snowed last weekend. I like the idea of starting the seedlings indoors first. I hope all your seedlings grow into big healthy plants that get successfully transferred to your outdoor garden!

  • Melissa

    This is such a great idea. I have tons of those little cups laying around the house and not enough plants:) Great way to get a head start in gardening for us warmer weather challenged people:)

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