Enjoy making muddy memories with your kids while teaching them valuable life skills. Here are helpful tips for fun ways to start a spring garden with your kids.
Growing a garden with your kids is a wonderful way to get them outside and do something meaningful. Most children love working in the garden. Digging, planting, spraying water, getting muddy – what’s not to love? The thing that most kids love best of all is watching their little plants grow and being able to pick vegetables or flowers from a plant they have nurtured with their own little hands.
Not only are your little ones spending constructive time out of doors, but there are also a bunch of things they are learning incidentally.
When choosing plants for your spring garden, grow plants that your children will enjoy. For example, flowering plants with lots of bright colors. Choose seeds that will grow quickly. The fastest-growing seeds will germinate within a week or two and bear flowers in two months. These are fun flowers for kids:
Planning for a food garden? Plant vegetables and fruits that your family will actually eat. It’s easy to get excited about all the seeds and seedlings available at the nursery, but don’t waste money and time planting veggies your family won’t use. Here are a few good fruit and vegetable seed ideas for kids:
Spending time with your children is all about building happy memories. Keep these tips in mind to have fun with your children and keep them excited about gardening.
It is ideal for your children to be safe and work with tools suited to their smaller hands. Use smaller spades and forks with smooth wooden handles. The business end of the implements should be strong enough, ideally metal, to get the job done easily without being too sharp or dangerous for the little ones to use.
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