Working in the garden and growing a variety of vegetables, plants, and flowers can be a fun family project. There are many tasks that everyone in the family can complete, regardless of age. If you have young kids, there are several things to help your children enjoy getting their hands dirty. Growing vegetables is a great way for kids to learn about gardening and it offers great rewards. Let’s explore a few tips for finding the best vegetable seeds for kids’ gardens.
Choose Seeds that are Easy to Grow
As you prepare your garden, choose seeds that are easy and fun to grow. A few vegetables that are simple to grow include:
Make Sure Seeds Grow Quickly
In addition to choosing seeds that are easy to grow, also consider seeds that grow quickly to keep kids excited about gardening. Some plants can take several weeks before you see any progress. When children must wait a long time before they see any progress, they will lose interest and view gardening as a chore. A few fast-growing vegetables that can help keep a child’s attention include:
Plant Heirloom Seeds and Plants
Heirloom seeds and plants are different than other seeds. Heirloom seeds are handed down from generation to generation. They are open-pollinated seeds and don’t require humans to help with the pollination process. One reason to consider planting these seeds is they often provide much more flavourful and rich vegetables. The history and story behind the seeds makes growing them fun for kids.
Choose Vegetables Seeds that are Fun to Grow
Some vegetables can produce amazing shapes, sizes, and colours. For example, vegetables such as pumpkins and cabbage can grow extremely large and children can grow their own pumpkins with plenty of time to carve their own Jack-O-Lantern in the fall. Other vegetables can form fun shapes such as Pattypan Squashes. Choose vegetable seeds that will make children excited for the end result and that are fun to watch grow throughout the entire season.
By implementing the above tips, you’ll grow a garden that your children will love. For more ideas on great vegetable seeds for kid’s gardens, expert growing advice, and inspiration for your garden, make sure to visit your local TERRA Greenhouse.