Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gardening with kids


Here is Isaiah when he was 2 and a half. He planted the sunflower himself.
He did not actually care about the flower. He liked digging in the dirt, and he really liked that Star Wars space ship he is holding.

The best kids gardening project is to allow them to stick a seed into the ground, and then, you water it because if you don't water it it will never sprout.My kids don't remember to eat their cereal in the morning if I don't remind them, so there is no way they are going to remember to water a seed.

I found this web site about gardening with kids.
Just look at the lady in the picture, she looks just like my hall leader one year at BJU.
All these articles just don't look realistic. I would stick to a single seed, and preferably in a pot.

1 comment:

Texas Mom said...

I love sunflowers. I just wish they stayed in bloom longer.

My daughter will be doing horticulter for her 4-H this year. Believe it or not, not many kids in our district are doing horticulter. I figured I better get her started young. We need a fresh generation of gardeners!