What are the Easiest Plants for Kids to Grow?
What are the easiest plants for kids to grow? Getting kids excited about gardening is great. There are so many things kids can learn in the garden. We don’t want kids to get discouraged or give up, so finding the easiest beginner plants is the best bet.
Easiest plants for kids to grow have large seeds
In order for kids to plant seeds, especially very young kids, it’s good for them to be able to hang on to the seeds. Plants like carrots and lettuce come from teeny tiny seeds. They are very hard to spread out and are easily washed to different areas of the garden.
Help kids have success by starting with larger seeds. There are several varieties of fruits and vegetables that have large seeds. Some of them are:
Squashes including pumpkins, winter squash and summer squash. (winter squash are just squashes that have a hard skin and can be stored for winter without preservation such as pumpkins, butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash)
Luffas (click here to see how to grow them)
Beans (green and drying beans like pinto beans)
Click here to see how to plant seeds with very young kids
Easiest plants for kids to grow are fast growers
Kids (and adults) like instant gratification, don’t they? I know I feel super encouraged to do something if I know how it’s going to turn out. I LOVE planting something and in just a few weeks, having some results.
Some super-fast producers are:
Radishes-about 30 days to maturity
Seeds that germinate super quick (but still take time to produce)
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Easiest plants for kids to grow produce vigorously
Everyone wants a big return for their efforts. Some plants will produce like crazy while others just grow a few prize delights. Some super prolific producers are:
Fruit trees (once established)
Potatoes and sweet potatoes
Easiest plants for kids to grow are yummy
Eating food fresh from the garden is the reason for growing it, right? Some of the most popular foods I have seen kids love are:
Sugar snap peas
The best thing to do when planning your garden with your kids is to choose a variety of things off of several of these lists. Then you can come up with some winning combinations. Growing food with your kids will make them 80% more likely to want to try the foods. That’s another great benefit to growing. Click here to see some more benefits of gardening with kids. Click here if you need tips on helping your kids learn to like healthy food!
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