Gardening for kids: It’s the perfect time to start your own garden! Whether you want to grow vegetables, flowers or both, here are some ways to share the gardening experience with your child.
- Choose your space. Do container gardening, get a plot of land in a community garden or just start digging up your own backyard. Prep your area. Get little hands dirty and dig away!
- Choose your seeds and starts. Plant bunches of strawberry starts or peas, carrot, arugula, cucumber or tomato seeds. Search for varieties that can be picked through late spring and summer.
- Kids can help by planting seeds in your garden, or gently loosen the roots of small veggie starts, then place them in a pot.
- Cover roots and seeds with soil. Water away!
- Teach your child about pollination and the importance of the sun and water. Plant flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators and watch your garden grow!
Don’t have a green thumb? Succulents are kid-friendly plants that easily grow and seed themselves in containers and garden beds.