Gardening with Kids

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Gardening is fun and rewarding activity for kids. My husband and I enjoy growing flowers, herbs, vegetables, and more. I personally like vegetable and herb gardening.  It is so rewarding to grow what you eat and eat what you grow. Gardening gives us a real appreciation for where our food comes from.

My kids love to be outside; seeing nature, enjoying the sunshine, smelling the flowers, playing with insects, and digging in the dirt.  Gardening is a perfect hobby for all of us share.

Gardening may seem like a boring hobby for kids. There are so many other things to compete with; television, video games, sports, toys, reading books, climbing trees.  It may be tough to keep them interested.  So, how do you get/keep your kids interested in  gardening?

15 Ways to Get/Keep Your Kids Interested in Gardening:

  1. Start Them Early
  2. Let Them Get Dirty
  3. Let Them Help Plan the Garden
  4. Let Your Kids Help Prepare the Garden Spot
  5. Show Your Kids You Love Gardening
  6. Give Your Kids Their Own Tools to Use
  7. Grow Gardens all Around
  8. Don’t be too Picky
  9. Plant Interesting Plants…and Study Them Together
  10. Grow Things You Can Eat
  11. Add Fun Structure to the Garden
  12. Plant a Container Garden Indoors or Outside
  13. Give Your Garden a Fun Theme
  14. Make Gardening a Tradition
  15. Let Them Help You with the Harvest

‎”A man’s children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season”. — Unknown

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About Nelle

I am Nelle. I grew up in rural, small town, Ohio. When I was young, I learned a lot about homesteading from my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, 4-H, FFA, and others around me.
Now, I’m all grown up, have 6 children of my own, and plan to teach them everything I know.

Here on Mama’s Homestead, we talk and write about homesteading, homeschooling, and kidsteading (homesteading with kids). We teach our kids about survival, self-sufficiency, gardening (vegetable, herb, flower), orchard, beekeeping, home keeping, soap making, harvesting, cooking, food preservation, livestock, nature, crafts, homesteading tools and wares, and more…

Welcome to my homestead…come and learn with us!

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