5 Things You Need to Gardening with Your Kids

We are a horticultural family! I love it and so do my kids! Plus, it's the perfect way to get outdoors and have fun together. I shared 5 things to collect when you start gardening with kids! The following content also has some reference value for raised garden beds.

Planting and planting is one thing my kids love to do with me and it doesn't feel like a chore. I don't know if it's the dirt they put their hands in or watching our vegetables grow, but it's something we can all do together.

There are all kinds of things to grow and garden with the kids. Planting and planting vegetable gardens is our favorite. My kids love watching the plants grow because they seem to grow a few inches a day. However, since we have already grown vegetables in the season of about a month, today it is time to prepare a couple of pots to display on our deck.

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To help out in the garden, here are some tips I came across while gardening with my kids:

1. Gardening supplies:

You'll want a pot – preferably a plastic pot for kids so it's light, potting soil and your flowers. The outside of our house is green, so we chose some bright colors to highlight our home. Dahlia, purple viola and yellow viola.

We chose purple violas because they looked like mini "pansies touched with gold", which is the song my grandma sang to me and I sang to my daughters! It's fun to grow something meaningful to your family! It makes it even more fun.

2. Good gloves:

I bought the wrong gloves in the past. I used to buy basic brown gloves that were cheap, but they never fit and were not durable. I like gloves with rubber material or grip on the inside because it helps maintain traction of the tool and prevents thorny plant stings. The pictures below are all child-sized gloves. The blue one is good for the little ones and can help with watering and planting flowers. But I love rubber green when my kids help do bigger yard work like weeding or raking.

3. Sunscreen:

Those cute little faces, shoulders and arms definitely need sun protection. We put sunscreen in the back door to easily toner before going out. It always helps prevent those sad red sunburns from appearing on the cheeks and nose. Gardening may seem like a simple activity, but be aware that the sun can take you from almost anywhere.

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4. Chair:

It's important and we all need to take a break. It's a good idea to have a few chairs nearby, and gardening can be hard at times. Or maybe you will end up with a "supervisor" instead of a couple of assistants! If you plan to stay in one place for a while, it is also good to have a garden kneeling mat.

5. Watering can:

Watering cans for my kids. We now have to buy one for each of us, in a $1 size, so each of them can take turns. They separated the vegetables and flowers from our garden, who can water tomatoes or carrots! Even if you set up the watering system, it is still fun to have a watering can around to involve the children in the watering process.