Starting A Spring Garden From Seed with Children

Spring is the time to get outside as a family. Is there any other Spring activity that brings a family together then to garden?  In this post, I share how to Start a Spring Garden from Seed with Children.

Starting The Seeds

pea seeds

Over the years I’ve learned that starting a garden from seed can be economical and allow you to grow creative crops.  Below are a few tips I want to share with you about starting seeds with Children.  With a few basic things to remember this will be a positive experience from beginning to end of the season.

Know Your Zone

Read the package and be sure you know your hardiness zone.  Most seed packages have a map on the back to show you or you can look up your hardiness zonehardiness zone on the USDA website.  It is super important to know this because in one night with temps below freezing can zap your entire garden.

seed starting

Before we started planting we examined the hardiness map.  It was so darn cute to hear her Little voice say hardiness.  She was curious to what the orange color was on the map.  It’s kind a neat how a three-year-old thinks!

Seeds to Plant in Spring

reading the seed packages

Below are a few of the plants you should consider growing with children.

  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • carrots
  • radishes
  • Kale


In the video below my Neice and I made a greenhouse out of things you can recycle from grocery store purchases.  This was a great project because she went home and taught her mom how to grow peas!

Label the Seeds

labeling the planted seeds

It is super important to label those seeds, especially in raised beds. When those new sprouts arrive they all look the same.  I had picked up different sizes of tags to label seeds. My little helper seems to love the little tags for her radishes.

Time To Water

watering can

One of the most exciting things about growing a garden from seed is checking it daily to see if the soil needs water. Having a fun watering can that a child can easily carry to the garden is ideal.  On warm days you can get out the hose with a nice light spray for even more fun!  There are things you can do to prevent the soil from drying up quickly if it ends up being a windy and warm Spring.  Be sure to mulch around the small plants with straw or other organic material.

thumbs up for peas

Thumbs Up – The raised beds are all watered and more ready to watch some seeds arrive!

Let’s Connect

I’d love to hear from you so be sure to comment on this post!  If you’d like to share your story with me click over and leave a message on my connect page.

Happy Spring Gardening,

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas

Bren Haas is the creator of GardenChat which is the first online gardening social community using social media. Her website features gardening tips and tricks, recipes, travel ideas, product reviews, and social media how-to help from her personal and unique experiences.

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2 thoughts on “Starting A Spring Garden From Seed with Children”

  1. Thats the sweetest I thought I saw Beets in the picture.. They look just like mine I was like heck yah Burpee


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