Gardening is a perfect way to encourage the kids. It not only affects their body but also develops their mind and soul as well. Children love to become dirty, and gardening highly offers them such opportunities. It strengthens their immune system and overall health. Also, it improves their moods, mitigates anxiety and makes their learning experience much better. Thus, instead to hinder your children, ask them, again and again, to join in gardening. Planting does not require a perfect level, so allow your kids to explore their world with gardening. They can help you in various manners while landscaping.
Planting a seed with your kids welcomes fun and educational experience for them. Pumpkin, radishes, tomatoes, carrots are the vegetables and some wildflowers that are less time-consuming plants. Children can sow these seeds easily. Locate the section of the garden and mark all the sections. Give them a numbered containers and put seeds in them. Allow them to dig holes for the seeds. Also, give a ruler and suggest them the distances between the holes to sow seeds. They enjoy it with having eagerness.
Give a kid-size scissor or knife to your children and tell them how to use the tools for carving and harvesting. Involve them with you to collect vegetables and fruits when ripe and ready to be harvested. They can efficiently harvest berries, watermelon, or other fruits and vegetables such as tomato, capsicums etc. Also, they can snip lettuces and green part remains above the soil. Their funny deeds will support you in your work.
When you pick raw products in your garden, collect them in good manners with your kids. Give them a harvesting basket or pouches and put the products in their baskets. It will be a funny activity for your young child to carry a basket full of produce back. You can place a deep and full water container and let your kids rinse off all the debris and dirt on the fruits and vegetable such as carrot, radish and much more which will bring extreme freshness to your gardening.
It is the activity offers lots of fun and joy to your children. Young kids love to play with water and highly attract towards it. The best system to water the plants is pipettes. Sometimes your children are obstinate and want to stay with leisure activities for longer. Therefore, pipettes are the superior since it holds a little amount of water and prevents over-watering. You can give them spray water bottle also (don’t give them a garden hose). It delivers them a great time and improves their motor skills as well.
Your kid can help you in raking if you are looking for some support in gardening. As children love to play with soil and make funny designs in the dirt, they can do it easily. Fill your children with the eagerness that they can find various sizes or colours of rocks while raking. Also, you can arrange a competitive race between them. Tell them the first one who smoothes his section fast will be the winner. They rapidly finish work with you.
Some small plants need help as they grow up. Pumpkin, watermelon, bitter guard, cucumber and many flowers creepers require support as similar to bean tower for bean plants. Therefore, kids can help to dig the deep holes to stand the poles for creepers support. They can help creepers to give the right direction to grow up as long as possible.
It teaches kids precious scientific concepts. They can help you to take care of the garden. Garbage destroys the soil and crops. Thus, allow them to pick the trash (plastics, polyethene, rubber etc.) that is near the vegetables and flowers. You should also teach your child to convert garbage into compost for plant feeding. Besides it, lemon, oranges and grapefruit seeds are discarded that disturbs Utah climate. They can help you to sow them and save the plants. They can also root out the small wild weeds or grass to make your gardening beautiful.
A child helping a plant to grow appears to be a holy deed. It is same as God generously designing a new body for a heavenly soul. It is to be said that children are the second shape of God so, teaching and allowing your children can help you a lot in gardening in a remarkable way.