12 Easy And Fun Plants For Kids To Grow
There are certain things parents are expected to teach their children; how to balance a checkbook, load a dishwasher, and cook a decent meal. Why not extend their knowledge? They shouldn’t just be able to cook food, they should be able to grow it. They should have fingernails full of dirt and baskets filled with tomatoes, potatoes, and corn. Not only will it save them money and give them valuable life skills, it will be a memory they can look back on and smile. So here are twelve plants that every child and adult can plant and grow in the coming months.
1. Snow peas
Cooler weather is required when growing snow peas, so bundle up in a nice hoodie and trek out with your little one and a bag full of seeds. After all, if they plant them, they can’t be yucky right. Snow peas prefer to be grown in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. It’s best to pick the plants when they are very young, but if you miss that stage no worries. They can still be picked and shelled, but the pods will no longer be edible. If you are looking for the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to use a trellis to grow your peas as it will deliver the most plentiful harvest.
2. Cherry Tomatoes
To give your tomatoes the best chance, you’ll want to mix a starter fertilizer into your soil. You’ll want to plant them in the late spring and early summer. Tomatoes will also prosper when grown with a trellis or cage. Your kids will love watching the vines creep and crawl over the railings of the trellis as small green tomatoes morph into succulent red cherry tomatoes ready to be plucked, washed, and eaten. In my opinion, tomatoes are one of, if not the best vegetable to grow in your garden. They can be eaten plain, mixed into salads or soups, and even mashed up into a salsa or sauce. (Can you tell they’re my favorite…)
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