Your First Vegetable Garden
Gardening with children is great fun and you can begin in any month of the year. Check out this huge guide to starting a vegetable garden at GardenersPath.com.
Kids love to plant seeds, eventually seeing them sprout, and finally harvesting what they've grown. Or maybe they just love digging around in the dirt and making a big mess!
Either way, starting a vegetable garden is likely to be something your child will love. It's also a great way to bond as parent and child while growing healthy food that you can eventually eat. The whole process is steeped in tradition and there's something about it that appeals to a primitive side of us humans – those both young and old!
Growing and tending to a vegetable garden also teaches kids a little bit about nature. It would be a shame to grow up without spending time outside, interacting directly with mother nature. A simple vegetable garden can spark a lifelong interest in the outdoors and in nature!
Vegetable gardens take some work. They need to be looked after in order to flourish, and this can make for a great sense of pride for your child as they take responsibility for something and see the results of their efforts over time. This is a useful skills for like as well – Learning that diligence and hard work towards your goals gives you a much better chance of succeeding will serve a child into early adulthood and beyond.