Gardening is something my children and both they and I have always loved doing it. A backyard garden is easy to plan. Even if you don’t have a so-called green thumb, because you really don’t need one.
Children will love being able to start and grow seedlings and it provides a fun learning experience for everyone in the family.
So how do you start? First of all consider what will work best for your family. Do you have enough time and space for a garden plot? Would a raised bed work better? Or do you simply have enough time for potted plants?
All of the above options are all easy to do and can fit any family lifestyle. A small garden plot works well for a family with time on their hands over the summer. A raised bed is an easy project that you can do in a weekend and it doesn’t require alot of maintenance. Potted plants work well for busy families with small children.
What you need:
- Organic seeds of your choosing
- Gardening tools such as small trowels, a rake, a watering can, and kneeling pads.
- Potted soil
- Egg cartons to plant the seedlings in
- Sunlight and eager little people
It’s easy once you get started. In the spring either start seedlings or buy them at a local green house and then plant them with your children. All that you have to do over the summer is occasionally weed and daily water them.
You can find organic seeds at Whole Foods and all the garden tools you will need at Walmart stores nationwide.