Kids love to garden and help with yard work, so unless your family is blessed with a natural green thumb, keep these hardy and easy to grow plants perfect for kids to grow on the top of your list.
Knowing that the plants are easy to grow help children enjoy more gardening success. If you want your children to be more active with the gardening and growing process this year, there are certain plants which are ideal for their little (and sometimes rough) hands. Look below at 6 plants perfect for kids to grow, so you can not only get your kids more active in growing but enjoy some success in the process.
Hostas are one of the hardiest perennials around. They do well in most growing conditions and come back stronger and stronger each year. Consider buying small hostas to start out with, and allow children to plant and then tend to them. They require minimal care and will flourish in no time.
Daylilies are another hardy perennial that is easy to plant and easy to care for. You will find that daylilies also offer a ton of glorious color and do well in cutting gardens. If you children love to cut or pick flowers, a daylily garden is perfect for them. Another bonus? They will come back in full force year after year.
It is rumored that mint is impossible to kill, which makes it the perfect plant for kids. You can grow mint in pots or in flower beds (just be warned it spreads like crazy) and it is perfect for little hands. They will love the sensory experience it provides as it smells fantastic, plus can be added to summer drinks and desserts. How fun!
If you want your child to have experience growing produce, tomatoes are perfect. You can opt for a container garden or do the real deal. Tomatoes tend to be hardy plants and give you a lot of bang for your buck. Just be sure kids know to pick tomatoes only when they are red. This is a fantastic way to add in a lesson on patience as well!
Cucumbers are another hardy produce item that most kids love growing AND eating. Kids will love watching the cucumber vines spiral and watching the cucumbers develop from flower to fruit. You don’t need a ton of space for cucumbers, and kids will have fun picking them and snacking on them right in the garden.
Rosemary is another hardy herb (as well as a perennial) that is easy to grow and fun to pick. Kids will enjoy harvesting rosemary to use in salads and other kitchen recipes, plus it provides a nice sensory experience in the way the plant feels and smells.
Gardening with kids can be fun and rewarding. Consider these 6 plants perfect for kids to grow, so your kids can get their hands dirty and enjoy some gardening success in the process. You can find these plants at most gardening centers and will find them to be not just easily accessible but reasonably priced too. Happy gardening!
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