Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Teaching Children About Gardening!

There are several different kinds of gardening; plants,
flowers, trees, fruits, herbs and more.

Gardening is very important to everyone because everyone
needs to eat in order to stay alive.

A garden can be any size that you want it to be. You can
have a box outside your window with a few plants in them or
you can have acres of land as a garden.

Gardening can be done in different seasons, depending on
your climate and where you live. Grown ups can grow a
garden that will produce fresh vegetables to eat for dinner
or to can or preserve so they can be eaten during the

Children need to learn about gardening for several reasons;
it can teach them where food can come from, it can teach
them how plants grow from seeds to plants that produce, it
can also teach them other things like patience as they
watch the garden grow.

Gardening also gives the kids a chance to get outdoors and
do something that is productive and fun.

Allow your child to go with you to buy supplies that are
needed for their garden. You may even want to start them
out in a pot or a box outside that they can plant a few
plants in.

Some of the items you will need to purchase would be soil,
seeds, hand held garden tools, a watering can and some
fertilizer if needed.

Have your child read the directions on each package and
notice how everything is grown differently.

For example, cucumbers are barely planted under the ground
while carrots need to be planted deeper. Knowing the depth
of each seed will ensure that your child's garden will grow
accurately and productive.

They also need to know how much water and sunlight for the plants
to grow as they should. If they over water the plants they will not grow.
If they do not get enough or to little sunlight they will not grow as they

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