Gardening With Kids: Easy Plants to Grow & How Gardening Can Help a Child's Brain Grow, Too! by Kaila Weingarten

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8 years ago
Gardening With Kids: Easy Plants to Grow & How Gardening Can Help a Child's Brain Grow, Too!

Ready for the summer? Now may be a great time to plant and get your kids involved in gardening. Younger children can dig holes or water plants, and older children can label plant markers and monitor growth. 

Try growing grass, flowers, vegetable cuttings, bean sprouts or cherry tomatoes in a planter on a windowsill if you have limited space. This is a wonderful science activity, and math and measurements can also be incorporated as you measure water and plant growth. 

My favorite go-to plant is the "Sweet 100" cherry tomato. It's low maintenance and produces a fair amount. I like getting little seedlings from the local nursery!

Happy gardening!

Jennison Grigsby
Love the windowsill gardening idea. We live in a flat so I'm eager to try it!

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