Vegetable Gardening with Kids is really simple to do. I cannot think of a better way to get kids to eat their vegetables as well!
While they may not be able to do everything, children can be helpful with growing vegetables.
Children can learn about where food comes from and how to grow it. There is also a sense of accomplishment when the food is harvested.
There are five steps to vegetable gardening with children. 1. Make a plan. 2. Decide where your garden will be located. 3. Select plants. 4. Prepare the soil and plant. 5. Maintain and harvest the vegetables.
Involve the child with the planning of the gardening plan. Their input, whether small or big, can be their motivation.
Allow children to plan out some aspect of the garden itself. This can include shopping for plants.
Make a plan for a kids vegetable garden. Plan out where the garden will go and how big it will be. You can also make a budget.
Make a schedule for getting out in the garden. Schedule out when you will get the garden started. Also, when you will purchase the plants for planting.
If the child is old enough, they can simple share your garden space and help with tasks. Younger children may do well with a small area that is about a square yard.
Kids like to grow things that they are familiar with. They especially enjoy plants that grow fast, are something they would eat, and plants that they can easily take care of and harvest.