Planting a Garden with Your Child

Grandmother and granddaughter together in the gardenSome of the most special moments take place while you are embarking on a learning experience with your child. Sharing the adventure of gardening with your child can bring up some of these great times. Kids love to be “do things”. They are naturally curious and want to know “how things work” and “where things come from”.

Planting a children’s garden can be great fun. While you are digging and learning you will find all kinds of earth creatures, such as worms and bugs. Just this alone can spark many questions of the curious learner.

To start a garden keep it simple:


·       Locate and dig an ideal area that is not too big. Let your child help in the decision and the digging.

·       Pick easy to grow vegetables. Radishes are fast growers. Cucumber seeds are large and easy for your child to manipulate, as are bean seeds.

·       If planting flower seeds you might consider sunflowers. The seeds are large; they grow fast and produce seeds, which are edible.

·       In your garden you can put some flat stones or garden markers to add to the beauty of your project.

·       After your flower or vegetable has grown you can discuss the whole “eating what you grow” experience while you taste the work of your gardening project.

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About Angel Lynn Diamond

I am a mom to my precious one and only, a nurse in a heartwarming adult living facility, and a freelance writer. I am "Angel" to the one who has been in my life since January of 2006 and has made a joyful difference. I am a featured contributing writer for Rich Women Sisterhood, families.com, and a writing and health advisor on Just Answer. As well, I write greeting cards, articles in health, relationships, diet, fitness, parenting, inspiration and travel. I have also written for A Distinctive Style magazine. I reside in Upstate, NY and enjoy spending time with my loved ones, writing, crafting, the outdoors, and fitness.