Do you love gardening?
And do you have a curious child who wants to know more and more about what his parents do with the plants?
In this case, it may be time to introduce gardening to your little one.
Yes, you and your children will have a lot of fun and learn about a beautiful way of life that they can cultivate for a greener future. So, let’s get started and keep the following things in mind during your garden fun + learning session (s).
1. Take it slowly
The first thing you need to know about your children is that even though they live in the same house as a garden enthusiast (yes, you), they may not know much about gardening.
And to make sure that they gather some knowledge from what you say, you have to be slow.
Start with small steps. Do not introduce a fully-fledged garden on day 1. Yes, they may ask, and you can politely respond to the higher class they may later switch to.
But aside from that, talk about things that are easier for you to grasp and understand.
For example, you can start with a growing glass. All you have to do is take a medium sized glass. Hold a damp paper towel in it and you can put a few dry beans between the towel and the glass.
If this is now exposed to mild sunlight and small amounts of water every few days, the beans are stimulated to germinate and grow.
This is easy for your little ones to understand and strengthens their self-confidence.
2. Tell them about gardening in pots
Once you have made them aware of how beans sprout and grow, you must be ready to introduce them to the gardening in pots.
We know that a large garden or property is not required for gardening. You can also put some pots on your roof or balcony and take care of them.
And your kids would love these little plants.
You can even sow strawberries and cherry tomatoes in these pots.
3. Let your child choose the plants
Yes, your child may not know about the plants that can grow in the soil that is available to you.
But that’s ok. At least we can listen to their plants of interest and drive those that can be brought to life with the resources available.
This way, your children will be more enthusiastic and more learning-oriented as they work to maintain the choice of plant growth.
If you’re having a hard time deciding, you can also show them this list of the best plants for gardening beginners from Purple flower.
4. Make sure they have fun
You wouldn’t have asked your young children about gardening to look for a classroom lecture. You have it every day, five days a week.
Please don’t give them that, otherwise they will feel the same about gardening as they do about school.
Instead, encourage them to have fun. Let them out in the dirt. Be messy with them. Immerse with your hands. Give them challenges. Compete with them and help them win. All of this can encourage your child to be interested in gardening.
Introducing your children to gardening can either be a great experience or a big challenge that can exhaust you. The best thing you can do is take notes before your session begins, and you’ll see how easy it can be.
In this post we talked about four such clues. Hopefully that was helpful.