Most children I know love strawberries and spring is the perfect time to grow them especially in cooler climates. It is also a good time to germinate watermelon seeds in trays so that they can be transplanted once the weather warms up a little more.
Beetroot, capsicum, carrots, asian greens, beans, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, corn, silverbeet, tomatoes (technically a fruit I know) and zucchinis are all vegies that can be grown easily by children this season. A wide range of herbs can also be grown now including basil, parsley, rosemary, chives and mint. These herbs can be used in numerous recipes that children enjoy.
Kids love flowers and spring is the perfect time to grow a wide range of flowers that they will find appealing. Nasturiums, marigolds, lavendar and sunflowers are not only flowers that kids love, they are beneficial for your garden too. These flowers attract beneficial insects to your garden whilst working well as companion plants for the rest of your garden.
The Gardening 4 Kids shop sells a wide range of organic seeds that are suitable for planting at this time of year including carrot, sunflower and nasturtium seeds.
I’ve already planted strawberries, peas, potatoes, lettuce, zucchinis, marigolds and nasturtiums with Little Miss B in my garden. What will you be planting with your kids this spring?
(*For more information on what to plant with the kids that is specific to your climate zone visit Gardenate).