When spring rolls around, and the snow is reduced to small white piles mixed with dirt accumulated from the winter road grime, thoughts turn to what to grow in the garden this year. There are few better ways to connect with your kids then to work together to plan, plant, harvest, and eat the bounty from something that was grown together. Life long memories are a sure thing. Not only that, but having a kid to do the weeding for you is a great advantage for parents.
Whether it's going to be a full country garden, or if you'll just have a few containers on the patio for fresh herbs for your best recipes, getting things right will save time, money, and peace of mind. Planting a garden is both an art and a science. We have tips and tricks to get you started in the right direction.
When looking to garden with kids, it's important to take things slow and to exercise patience. Your kids don't have any knowledge of plants or gardening, so everything they do is a new experience for them. Even the process of picking seeds, which may seem like second nature to you, is something new for them.
If your kids have something new that they want to try, let them try it! They may want to try to grow the seeds from a tomato, or something similar. Of course, not every vegetable and fruit will grow in your climate. If your child wants to grow oranges in Minnesota, it's a good opportunity for you to teach them the basics of warm vs. cold climates.
The articles we have below will help you master the art of gardening, and introduce that wonderful skill to your children. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can easily find the guide that you need, when you need it. We wish you the best of luck on your gardening journey. Happy planting!
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