When our whole family is working in the yard together I am overwhelmed with a sense of peace and gratitude. However, to maintain that peace, everybody over 5 feet tall takes a rotation on toddler patrol. Below are a few other tips for gardening with children.
Let them have their own flowers:But remember to take a picture of anything you may want to use on your blog before your child waters: Be willing to
sacrifice share the first fruits with your child: Have a few very clear rules. For example, my son is only allowed to pick orange flowers because none of my fruit or vegetable plants produce orange flowers. Mums and Gerber Daisy blooms may not survive long, but my strawberry blossoms are safe: Garden chores my 3 year old enjoys:
- Picking red tomatoes
- Picking up rocks from the lawn (we won’t discuss who put them there)
- Throwing clippings in the compost pile
- Rinsing lettuce leaves for dinner:
Are children allowed in your garden? Have you found ways to keep them occupied while keeping your plants safe?