Gardening with kids, when you do not have a green thumb?

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The town that I live in is selling community garden plots. I have an in home daycare and thought this could be a really great experience for them. The only problem is, I have no experience and don't even know where to start! Any advice?

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  • Shoshana Shoshana on Feb 08, 2018
    Do something fun and easy- sunflowers! Plant just one or two, since they take a lot of room. Sunflowers will sprout in 1 week, become a small seedling in 2 weeks, and should be 2' tall in a month. In 8 weeks, the buds will flower revealing hundreds of seed kernels. Be sure to grow 'confectionery' sunflowers, the type grown for food. They will dry naturally in the late summer sun; the seeds, rich in protein and iron, can be roasted for snacks. Save a few for next summers' planting.
    • Amy22862007 Amy22862007 on Feb 08, 2018
      Great idea!! I love that so much and I am going to do it!! The kids will be able to see results so fast! Thank you very much 😀😀
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Feb 08, 2018
    Yes!! Contact your local Master Gardeners Association. They do volunteer work! This would be perfect for them. If you cannot get their number, contact your County Agricultural Extension Office. They work hand in hand and will know. Or look in your local paper to find when they have something going on.
  • Mary Jaimee Mary Jaimee on Feb 08, 2018
    Hi! One of the easiest seeds that will easily sprout will be tomato seeds. Just cut your ripe tomatoes crosswise, or just simply remove its seeds and just scatter it in your plot. It will sprout in few days time, and will yield some fruits after few weeks. :)
  • Le' Le' on Feb 08, 2018
    Start with Jolly Time popcorn.....you can teach them the way a seed sprouts and grows....You soak the beans overnight. then put in a dark place for a couple of days and a sprout will start (so darling)...place in a pot with dirt barely covering seeds.....set in sun. ....water lightly.....and a miracle happens....you can add these greens to salads. Good luck.
  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Feb 08, 2018
    Try easy and colorful flowers like marigolds. Put in bulbs for onions which will come up quickly. Seeds for veggies like carrots, beans, lettuce. If the kids grow they will eat it.
  • Jan Akens Jan Akens on Feb 08, 2018
    Plant zinnia seeds. They are colorful, fun and grow like weeds
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