What better way to make your garden kid friendly then to get the kids in the garden and teach them how to sow some seeds of their own? Growing a garden gives children a chance to learn important life skills. Kids can experience the joy that comes from caring for something while watching it grow first hand when they start their own garden. Not to mention gardening is an excuse to let them play in the dirt freely!
In my family we used the 4H gardening project to get things started in our country garden. I must admit that Mommy learned many new techniques on seed sowing and designing a garden from these books. I highly recommend the 4H organization and suggest that anyone wanting to learn how to garden check out what the 4H organization have to offer in your area. Even if you don’t decided to join a group you can easily obtain a copy of there gardening book.
Things to Remember When Gardening With Little Fingers
- Give them their own space to grow. I would recommend plotting out an area in your garden where you can both garden together learning boundaries and space. You will be surprised, in a few years your little fingers will be helping you in your garden with pleasure.
- Be sure that you provided your little gardener with some tools. If they are too little to safely use metal tools there are plenty of plastic versions of the tools in the toy isle.
- Start your garden from seeds. Your child will learn so much more watching the seed turn into a green plant and producing veggies or blooms!
- Praise your child for his / her hard work. Nothing like sitting down to a meal and talking about the peas you are eating have come from your childs garden. That is a feeling they will never forget.
Kid Friendly Seeds to Grow
Seeds that are super easy and best if sowed right in the ground:
- Bush Beans
- morning glories
Seeds that are fun to start indoors before summer arrives:
I would love to hear from you and how you get your children in the garden. I hope you will leave a comment for me that will inspire others to get their tots in the garden.