By: Sarah Koontz
It is my third year gardening and with our recent garden expansion project, we are going to need all hands on deck! My daughters are 6 & 7 years old now, and it is time to get them engaged in the gardening process.
I feel that my children are old enough to start helping me with the basic elements of gardening, specifically starting seeds. Since one of our goals is to grow a Frugal DIY Garden that provides a substantial amount of food for our family, it is important that we all do our part. I believe that anyone can learn how to garden, it just takes a bit of practice and patience.
When I sit down to teach my children about the seed starting process, I try to teach them 5 key elements for seed starting success. To make it fun, I have created a simple worksheet to help (click the image to download and print).
Help your children fill out the worksheet with the information listed below. Seeds need 5 THINGS to grow into beautiful plants for the garden.
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There are so many ways to make seed starting fun for the kids. I encourage you to check out our “Seed Starting Hacks” article to learn how to re-purpose items around your home for seed starting.
Make sure that you have all supplies on hand and laid out before you invite your children to join in.
Here is a video tutorial of the process and supplies we use to start seeds. I invited my girls to join in, and we had so much fun starting seeds together.
If you are interested in developing your gardening skills this year, I encourage you to follow my “Vegetable Garden Tips” board on Pinterest:
Are you going to invite your children to start seeds with you this season? Please check back and let us know how it goes!
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