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.
There are so many plants you can plant in winter in Oklahoma. February is a busy month for spring plantings. Check out the OSU extension chart for what goes in the ground from Feb 10-March 10. There are quite a few things on that list. If you are not in Oklahoma, check your local county extension office to find out what you should be planting at that time.
Don’t you just LOVE zinnias? I do. They are a burst of long-lasting color all through the summer and fall. They are one of the ONLY plants that don’t succumb to our horrid heat here in Oklahoma AND they are tolerant of our drought-like conditions that are all too common here. Zinnias are a powerhouse in the garden.
Have you heard of Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes? They are easy to grow and even have pretty flowers that smell like chocolate.
Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes are a tasty, starchy tuber similar in flavor and texture to potatoes. They taste sweeter than potatoes though. The great thing about them is you can harvest them in winter when there is not much else to harvest.
Do you ever wonder when in the world to plant your vegetables? I’m here to help with my vegetable garden planting guide. My Little Sprouts and I try our hardest to grow as much of our own food as possible. We like a wide variety of food, so we plant a wide variety of food. It’s hard to keep track of what to plant each month, so here is a guide to what you grow when.
Worm composting for kids is easy and fun. Setting up a worm bin teaches your kids so much and is beneficial for the garden too. Vermicomposting is a great introduction to caring for something other than themselves.