What are the Easiest Plants for Kids to Grow?

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What are the easiest plants for kids to grow? There are a few things that grow fast or are foolproof for the children’s garden (and yours).

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.

What are the easiest plants for kids to grow?

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.

Hand holding a handful of seeds for kids to grow

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)

Corn

Watermelon

Luffa Sponges 

Peas

Beans (green and drying beans like pinto beans)



 

Easy plants for kids to grow-fast growing seeds for classroom

child showing a radish she picked to daycare provider

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. So fast growing seeds for classroom are imperative. Kids need something quick to teach them the excitement of growing. And they need easy plants for kids. 

Fast growing plants for kids are:

Radishes-about 30 days to maturity

Lettuce

Sunflowers

Zinnias

Green Beans

Seeds that germinate super quick (but still take time to produce)

Cucumbers

Watermelon

Cantaloupe

Squash

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What are the easiest plants for kids to grow? There are a few things that grow fast or are foolproof for the children's garden (and yours). 

Best plants for kids

Everyone wants a big return for their efforts. Some plants will produce like crazy while others just grow a few prize delights. Some prolific producers that make best plants for kids are:

Squash!

Fruit trees (once established)

Potatoes and sweet potatoes

Beans

Cucumbers

Leaf lettuce

Beets

Herbs

Cherry tomatoes

moon and stars watermelong from children's garden

Things that grow for kids

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

Cherry tomatoes

Cucumbers

Melons

Green beans

Potatoes

Corn

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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What are the easiest plants for kids to grow? There are a few things that grow fast or are foolproof for the children's garden (and yours).

 

4 comments

  1. ALICIA SIMMONS says:

    My kids LOVED them!!!

  2. Kayla says:

    Looks like tons of fun!

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