Love gardening? Get your kids involved in gardening too. Gardening is something the whole family can have a stake in. It’s just a matter of knowing how to get your kids involved in gardening. Gardening is a huge job, which makes it the perfect family hobby. Being able to garden alongside your kids, is a true gift.
Start with starter seeds
You can really get your kids excited about homeschooling by doing starter seeds. These seeds are started in the home and then later moved to a garden. Kids look at it as a science experiment and it’s quite amazing to see seeds grow into small plants.
Make them a part of every process
Your garden is a great place for kids. There isn’t a place your kid can’t be involved in when it comes to the garden. They can help with the beginning stages. Choosing a space for the garden, helping to till the garden, and helping to choose spots for each plant. Children have brilliant minds and it’s a great gift to allow their mind to be put to work.
Give them an everyday job
One thing that kids should know about gardens is that they take a lot of work. You can’t just start a garden and hope that it grows. It takes patience and a lot of work, even after the plants are grown. Give your kids an everyday job to keep them enticed. Watering could be the job you give your child. This will help them feel invested in the garden and give them something not too strenuous to do.
Talk to them about the process
The really cool thing about kids is that they are always learning. By talking to them about the gardening process, you’re really teaching them a lot. Talk to your kid about how each stage of gardening works. Talk to them about why gardening is important. You can even talk about what you will do with the veggies and fruits, once they’re grown.
Getting your kids involved in gardening doesn’t need to be hard. Show them the fun side of gardening, but also show them the hard work behind it. Gardening is one job that takes a lot of patience and consistency. Are you up for the challenge of getting your child involved in gardening?