Gardening with kids is not only a great educational resource, but reminds us all of how magical and full of wonder the gardening process really is. From planting and watering seeds to harvesting and eating summer garden treats, gardening starts kids on a lifelong adventure of knowing, and loving, where their food comes from.
There are many simple ways to get your kids involved in the garden. Jenny, an Atlanta-based mother of three, introduced her kids to gardening last summer by helping them plant flowers from seed in raised beds at their home. The kids were responsible for the watering and maintenance of their own garden plots. Later on in the year, they raised vegetable seedlings in egg cartons and then transplanted them.
If you’re looking for seed and plant varieties that are kid friendly, give radishes, cherry tomatoes, sunflowers, and peppers a try. Click here to see Farmer D’s top ten list of crops to grow with kids. You should also consider getting a good set of sturdy kid-sized garden tools. And of course, have a ton of fun!
Everything that you need to start gardening with your kids is available at the Farmer D Organics Garden Center. We look forward to seeing you!