Easiest way to start a garden with children?

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  • David McIntosh David McIntosh on Jun 08, 2017
    The easiest is to make a raised bed or use hanging planters. Depends on how much room you have.

    With my kids we always start with a mature Tomato plant, cucumbers, and often pumpkins. They grow large and the kids LOVE picking them. Pumpkin more for decorations than eating.


    The other direction is to start with seeds. Get their hands dirty and let them see the entire process from seed to table. That is a great experience for them. Just like how they started form tiny beings and grow up.

  • Darla Bethea Darla Bethea on Jun 08, 2017
    get the prep work done ahead of time. Allow the children to each pick out one pack of seeds. they get to plant their seeds in the area you show them. They can help w the rest of seeds. Have some popsicle sticks on hand. Slip the seed package on sticks and put in ground where planted. If you have a rain shower nozzle even quite young children can help water. And will remind you everyday. I would suggest getting some small plants along with the seeds. Children will enjoy that.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 08, 2017
    First give them tools that are the right size. Then select plants and seeds that they choose and ones that will produce flowers or vegetables that they want to cut or eat (watermelon, strawberries, corn, tomatoes are all good). Also, plant seeds that germinate and grow fast, like green beans, to keep kids interested. Finally, grow sunflowers that not only grow fast but grow TALL quickly. Have fun!!!!!

  • Diane May Wehrman Diane May Wehrman on Jun 12, 2017
    I saw a really cute raised bed garden using drawers for an old dresser. Take off the hardware and paint all sides and voila, a small raised bed garden, perfect for kids.