There is no question about it – every child should get the opportunity to grow a little garden of their own. Growing a little garden together with your kids teaches them so many things about planting, the environment, healthy living and these types of physical activities is excellent for keeping them healthy and for developing large and fine motor skills.
It can be hard to determine the best plants for your little one’s garden because you need something that will capture and keep their attention and something that doesn’t require too much work. For the sake of interest, it is best to either grow flowers – which are beautiful – or veggies that they can eat at a later stage. Here are some of the best food and flower plants for a child’s garden:
It is best to stick to vegetables that your child will actually love to eat and that is quick to grow. Here are the best veggie types for a little gardener to grow;
Peas – Peas are pretty simple to plant and grow and they are perfect for little gardeners because they are so tasty and interesting. Your little farmer will love harvesting these small green pearls from his garden it is a food they can instantly consume right there and then. Click here to find out more about growing peas.
Carrots – Carrots are easy to grow and they are incredibly healthy which makes them perfectly kid-friendly.
Tomatoes – Tomatoes are perfect for young gardeners but you do need to keep an eye on these plants since they are prone to rust and infestations.
Radishes – They aren’t the tastiest foods but they sure are easy to grow and radishes do look nice and bright when they begin to ripen.
Peppers – Bell peppers or green peppers are perfect for a little garden because they are so bright and simple.
Children and especially little girls love flower gardens. If you decide to grow a flower garden that attracts lots of beautiful butterflies with your little girl then we highly recommend these flower varieties;
Roses – Roses can sting but once the pruning is done with, these are pretty easy to maintain. They are some of the most beautiful flowers in existence and perfect for your little girl.
Amaryllis – These beautiful flowers grow quickly and burst into huge flowers that are absolutely breathtaking. But that is not the only reason to grow them. They are also bulb flowers and can withstand drought better which makes them perfect for little gardeners.
Calla lily – This bulb flower is simple to grow and is perfect for shady gardens since they don’t require quite as much sun.
Tulips – Tulips are absolutely beautiful and if you preserve the bulbs correctly then you can grow a steady supply of these beautiful flowers each and every year. Allium Bulbs – If your little one loves the movie Horton Hears a Who then you simply must buy these beautiful purple bud flowers for your little girl’s garden.