Gardening with kids is a great way for children to learn about nature, where food comes from as well as an opportunity to discuss some basic biology. (Or if you’re gardening skills are anything like mine they may also learn about disappointment when the garden doesn’t grow – fortunately this isn’t “my” garden so it should be fine!) It may even help persuade fussy eater to try to eat some vegetables if they grow them themselves.
It’s also an ongoing project, which is ideal for the school holidays!
If you’re completely clueless as to how to get started head to your local nursery or home improvement store (such as Masters and Bunnings) and talk to their staff – hopefully they’ll be able to give you advice about what plants will suit your yard, climate and needs.
This project can be as big as digging out a new garden bed – or as simple as sprouting some seeds on damp cotton wool – the point is that children will get to take care of a plant and (hopefully) watch it grow!
Here’s our gardening with kids experience so far!