We love to see our little Pip fans and we’d like big kids to be in Pip magazine too. So if there are big kids out there doing great things in the garden (come on tweens and teens!), get out your selfie sticks and show us what you’re up to.
Our Kids’ Patch winner for issue 12 is Mia from Medowie, NSW. Congratulations! You’ve won a copy of The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of his Business.
Next issue we are giving away a digital download of Formidable Vegetable Sound System’s album, Grow Do It. To be in the running, parents can email a photo through to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your child’s name, age and suburb.
HOW TO MAKE JELLY
You need a liquid to make jelly. We use water kefir because it has lots of probiotic goodies in it, and it is quite clear so we can add homemade colours that stand out. You can also use water or juice. You can easily make jelly in one colour, or make three colours to create a traffic light jelly.
- Take 1 cup of water kefir or other liquid and warm it in a pot on the stove with 1 tablespoon of powdered gelatin (you may need an adult to help you with this step). Mix until the gelatin dissolves but don’t let it get too hot.
- Take the pot off the heat and add another cup of water kefir (or liquid) and 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey—mix until the honey is dissolved.
- Make your homemade colouring. For red, crush blackberries into juice. For orange, juice a carrot. For green, use leafy greens from your garden and crush or put through a juicer.
- Add 3 tablespoons of your homemade colour, mix and pour into glass or another see-through container. Let it set in the fridge.
TRAFFIC LIGHT JELLY
Make green jelly first, pour it into a glass (no more than 1/3 of the glass) and let it set in the fridge. Once set, pour in your orange coloured jelly (leaving room for red), then let that set in the fridge. Your final colour is red. Now you have a traffic light jelly!
SHOW US YOUR GARDEN
NAME: Shelby Marson
Location of garden: Candelo, NSW.
Describe your garden: It’s big. We have two gardens, one around the front and one around the back. The garden beds are up high. We have an orchard too.
What do you grow? Carrots, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, cucumbers, lettuces, broccoli, zucchini.
What is your favourite thing to grow? Carrots and also pumpkins and cucumbers because I like finding them.
Why do you love gardening? Because I get my hands dirty!
Favourite job in the garden? Picking carrots, potatoes and garlic.