As much as us parents would like our children to jump straight in and love gardening, it’s not always the case. Some kids need lots of encouragement and some quick, easy ideas to help spark their interest in gardening.
Of my four children, only two of them have naturally been drawn to the pleasure that gardening can bring. The other two needed a gentle push along the way. And two plants in particular have assisted my family over the years – geraniums and cherry tomatoes.
Both of these plants are super easy to grow and kids get a real thrill from successful gardening experiences. Continue reading
St. Patrick’s Day marks the time of year when sweet pea seeds like to be planted in our gardens. Forty children from the Natured Kids outdoor playgroup planted these sweet peas to make a living, scented, sweet pea tee pee to play in at the Groundswell Community Garden in Frankston.
To make your own tee pee with the kids in your garden you will need: Continue reading
Some popular flowers that appeal to children include: