Having a place to have a vegetable garden was top priority when we were house hunting. In fact it was the only request from my two daughters. We just been waiting for the time to come for introducing gardening in our kids.
They were excited and made some requests for what to grow. The requested things to grow list keeps growing: tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, and the latest, cauliflower.
We put in our order, with over a hundred dollars in seeds ordered.
Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peas and beans, broccoli, leek, cauliflower, onions, peppers, and more. And not just one variety of each, like tomatoes – we have three varieties ordered.
Introducing Gardening in Our Homeschool
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We ordered a few fun things for the kids – purple carrots, sugar tomatoes (small, perfect for snacking) and cucamelons.
We gave Austin the choice of what kind of cauliflower to order – white (regular), graffiti (purple), or cheddar (orange). She went with white. Why did we let her choose the type we ordered? Because she’s the reason that we ordered it, Hubby and I are not fans of it, plus it makes growing it that much more special for her.
We have included them in every step so, and they’ll be helping with the planting, because kids have small fingers for small seeds and small weeds. Joking! They’ll be helping too.
We want them to eat everything we grow. They are already great vegetables eaters, a little picky but they eat most of them, like sit down and eat a package of grape tomatoes between the three of them in a sitting.
Tips for including your kids in gardening:
- kid sized tools – shovels, spades, watering cans
- let them pick something out to grow
- let them help plant/weed
- let them harvest – and eat!
Do you garden with your kids?
The photo I used for this post? That’s from a small project we have been working on, hoping to share it next week with you all. It’s been a two week project so far.