Planting for Your Littlest Gardener

Planting for Your Littlest Gardener

Alejandra Valera
Apr 28, 2010

As we begin to set up our garden for the floral season – spring has sprung, indeed – we find that our children are often as excited if not more so than we are to get their hands in the dirt and begin sprouting their little green thumbs.

Why not set them up with their own little space to tend? Whether you give them their own little patch for a small herb garden or a window box for marigolds, children are naturally drawn to gardening and they will love every opportunity they'll get.

For our backyard, we gave our son two pots that were exclusively his responsibility. With his trusty child-size watering can, he would tend to his flowers all season. We also visited the library and took out books about plants and flowers giving him another learning experience.

Water the lawn was also a favorite gardening past-time. And what child could resist running through the sprinklers?

Does your child have a favorite gardening spot? What flowers or plants do you recommend?

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