Gardens are fun, pleasant and filled with surprises. The moment is joyous when you see a kid pulling out carrots from soil, brushing off soil and having a tasty bite. It is even amazing to see the happiness in a kid’s eyes when he or she makes a flower bouquet. There is actually a natural connection of kids with earth, and one can learn such wonderful moments or emotions from children. Every parent should indulge in gardening for children, right from their childhood to adolescent age; this will bring a fresh world to your child which is far better than the techno world of today.
Very few kids know about gardening. Parents should spend time with children and teach them the beautiful aspects of nature, and gardening is one such perfect task. Planting new crops with your kids will also plant new creative ideas in their minds. If you have not yet started it, let us see some ways to start gardening with your kids.
Educating and Seed selection
Begin the activity by explaining your kids about how amazing nature is and how you can get close to it by gardening. Teach them the basic things of gardening and let them know the benefits. Shop with your kids and buy some seed packets and grow fresh vegetables and colorful flowers with your kids.
With a packet of seeds, you and the kids can give birth to a whole range of interesting flowers and veggies. If your children want to plant flowers, then you can grow sunflower. Kids will be amazed to see how soon they grow up. And if they are interested in climbers then beans are a good option. These grow in less time and can climb poles, ladders and any height. Even potatoes can be planted with your kids; your kids will know what treasures earth can gift us. Nasturtium is another pretty flower, ask your kids to plant them and let them see how they can attract lots of hummingbirds, it is surely a delight.
Give them their space
Kids like to do things on their own. So you can give a place in your garden, let them choose their own plants and see how they plant them. Grab those moments by clicking pictures of your kids sowing seeds, their hands in mud, and innocence in their eyes. Such gardening for children will not just be a happy moment for you, but they will also cherish the moments when they get older.
Cheat a bit
If your kid is small, then you need to help him or her, however from behind. As gardening is not too easy and your kid may not be ready to use some serious tools, you can offer a lending hand. You can keep an eye on what the kids have planted and make sure that everything is going good.
Finally, when the plants grow and you see excited and cheering faces of your kids, you can involve them cooking dishes with their planted crops! Have a happy gardening time with your kids.