Onions in My Boots: Basic Gardening for Young Sprouts



Basic Gardening, Grades K-4

This easy-to-follow book teaches basic gardening skills and encourages the child’s wonder at God’s creation.


In stock


On a tight budget? Introduce your children to the wonder of growing the family groceries and preparing simple recipes with the fruit of their labors.

Whether planting in the free (and sometimes unusual) containers suggested in Onions in My Boots or planting in the ground, your investment will be negligible*, but the rewards—priceless.

From gardening projects in this book, children will learn:

  • Goal-setting
  • Decision-making
  • How to follow through on a project
  • Patience
  • Our Creator’s amazing plans and providence!

*If your first thought is, “Oh, no; how much is this hobby going to cost?” be reassured that this little book shows beginners how to garden “on the cheap.” (Gardening is one of the few hobbies that pays you to have fun.) In fact, depending on what you want to plant, you may not even have to buy seeds!

Tools, Planters, and Preparation
Where to Plant
Directions for Container Planting
Directions for Planting in the Ground
A Word about Thinning
Watch Those Weeds!
Stakes and Cages
Where Do I Buy Seeds?
Saving Your Seeds for Next Year’s Garden

Flowers and House Plants
Beans, Scarlet Runner
Sweet Potatoes


Green Beans
Green Onion
Miniature Pumpkins
Squash, Summer
Squash, Winter
Sunflower/Corn Fort
Tomatoes, Cherry and Standard varieties

Harvest Time

My Gardening Notes

Product Code: OMB
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 97 pages
Dimensions: 5.5″×8.5″
ISBN: 9780977123636
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? No, purchase one per family.
Answer key: None required.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Photo submitted by Sarah, CO.

I just received Onions in My Boots by Nancy Nicholson and this book is fantastic! This is perfect for the younger audience that gives the right amount of information for basic gardening, as well as tidbits of God all around us. A gardening must-have!

Related Products

If you like the featured item on this page, you might be interested in the related materials below.