School is out and the time to grow a kid garden is upon you, what do you do? When considering growing a kid garden you will first need to find a good growing plan. Visit the library, or search online for a plan that is easy, doable and enjoyable.
As you and your child plan the garden keep in mind your growing zone. Knowing this key information will help you to know what to plant and when according to the length of your growing season. Once you have an idea of what you can grow and when to start, sit down with your kid and look at what they might want to grow.
To make it easy, I’ve included a list of some of the easiest (and most kid friendly) vegetables to grow, as well as some kid garden plans. Try these out for size!
The best vegetables to grow in a kid garden are –
When looking at these gardening plans it is very important that your child has ownership of the project. This is their garden. Involve them in all of the planning and in the garden chores. It will make a garden victory that much more exciting when they have earned it themselves. To make sure that they don’t feel overwhelmed by the garden, keep it to 4 feet by 8 feet. It is big enough to grow 5 different plants but not so big that they grow tired taking care of it.
This video from the Free High Performance Garden Show has extra tips and tricks for working with your kids in the garden from a fellow parent and gardener…
Looking for an easy garden plan? Here are a few that I have loved to grow with my kids. They have taught them to love their vegetables in ways I never thought possible.
Kid Garden Plan #1
In this garden plan the greens are the main focus. This is a very forgiving first garden plan. For the summer squash you can easily swap out for winter squash varieties if your growing season will allow it.
Kid Garden Plan #2
It’s a smiley face garden! To get the best results from your tomatoes and cucumbers, we would recommend building an easy trellis.
Kid Garden Plan #3
This basic garden plan is great for a kids garden plan. There are lots of colored vegetables that are sure to inspire them to eat their veggies.
Now that you have an idea of a plan, I want you to know the most critical step in developing your child’s garden. It’s finding an easy, fun and successful growing system.
You need a system that is productive and takes little effort. There are gardening systems that are easy and systems that are hard. You want to get your kids into the easy gardening system. I start all my kids in a High Performance Garden System. This system is easy for parents who don’t have any gardening skills either. This is a container garden system that starts with the perfect soil for vegetable plants, it is organic, weed free and requires no rototiller.
I want to see this type of garden in every backyard. It has freed me and my kids to love gardening, because it’s only the harvesting and planting we ever do! Join me in the Free High Performance Garden Show and follow one of these super productive gardens through an entire growing season. Trust me, you won’t want to miss out on this one of a kind education. You and your garden will thank me later!
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