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.
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.