Share Your Family Gardening Tips
How Does Your (Child’s) Garden Grow?
This is the first year our family will have a “family garden” where our daughter can have her very own little plot of dirt for digging and planting. She’s very excited and already very proud of the row of sprouting beet and zinnia seeds she has planted.
- Anyone else have or planning on having a space for your kids to garden? What are your plans or what have you figured out that works best?
- Start small.
- Be willing to put up with a less-than-perfect looking garden.
- Leave an area where kids can dig, even after planting.
- Get some child-sized tools or plastic spoons.
- Make a secret place in the garden for your kids.
- Plant extremes like huge flowers (sunflowers), small veggies (cherry tomatoes), and fragrant plants (chocolate mint).
- Teach your kids how to compost.
- Share gardening how-to books and storybooks.