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A Beginners Guide to Gardening with Kids

I really, really, really want to have a garden with my child this year.  I imagine us going out back and picking beautiful veggies and eating strawberries straight from the …vine?  Strawberries grow on vines…right?

Ok, ok…I have never had a garden before.  I have no idea where I want to start. None.

My husband laughed when I said I’d be making a garden this year with my boys.  Not a little chuckle laugh…a hardy, you’re crazy kind of laugh. And I can’t really blame him…I have killed every single plant I’ve ever tried to grow.  Every. Single. One.

So, knowing that I don’t have the greenest thumb in the world, I’ve been searching for help on the internet.  I’ve compiled a list of resources that I hope will help me on my journey to having “World’s Best Garden!”  Ok, maybe not.  I’ll just take an “Ok Garden that Grew A Few Things”.

I can’t be the only one who wants to grow a garden with their kids, but has no idea where to begin.  So, I thought I’d share my research with you. Ready?  Here We Go.

The Basics:

This post really helped me with WHEN to start planting…because I have no idea.  I figured in a few months…well I was WRONG!  Looks like I need to head to the store soon!

I’ll be planting a container garden…why dig up my backyard when I don’t know if I’ll be a good gardener?   she shares some best plants. Who knew some foods didn’t grow well in containers?  I didn’t!

What to Plant:

This is the piece that I’m totally clueless about…wait no…I’m pretty clueless about all of it.  But this was the part I was the most interested in.

Make it Fun For Kids.

I want my garden to be fun for my son, so I’m looking into ways to make it more engaging for him.

Want to make fun creatures out of plants I found some really great posts that have lots of info about gardening with kids.  They are worth a quick read!

And finally…a little Wikki How article on how to keep your plants from dying.  This is a must have article in my book.  Planting the seeds is the easy part.  Keeping them from dying is where I really need help.

Ok, with all that, I can’t fail…right?  Well, we are heading to the store this weekend to pick up our seeds and plants.  I’ll make sure to keep you posted on how our garden is growing.  Fingers crossed I don’t kill too many of our plants.



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