Gardening With Children

I have a 4 year old granddaughter. We did a garden together that did OK, but I am looking for other planting projects to do with her. I have 6 big pots that we can put stuff in.

Clarissa from East Chicago, IN

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

You just have to grow giant sunflowers!

Kids love them as they recognise them easily, and you can have a competition to see whos grows the tallest!

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March 22, 20090 found this helpful

Easy to Grow Good to Use

Herbs - just about any kind

Miniature Ornamental Sunflowers

Johnny Jump Ups ( mini viola) > lovely in pots

Marigolds from seed

Mint - many varieties & great in pots

Ornamental Cabbage - grow well in pots, and look great through into the winter

For a bit of fun. Have your Child grow a carrot forest.

Cut the top end off the carrots. Place a paper towel on a saucer or shallow dish. Add water, add carrot tops. Place in a sunny window. Keep wet watering daily. In about 7 to 10 days they will have a carrot forest! Also, you can grow alfalfa sprouts the same way. My kids loved it. Great for winter gardening and totally fun for kids. Hedera

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March 22, 20090 found this helpful

I plant tomatoes in pots and enjoy them. They flower then have little green tomatoes for a long time before they turn red and are ready to eat. For a child tomatoes may require too much time to reap the reward which can be around July 4th or later depending on the variety. We use a tomato cage to support the heavy branches. I love the taste of home-grown tomatoes so much. I grow one plant of grape tomatoes and one of larger tomatoes for slicing. The funny thing is DH doesn't like fresh tomatoes, so I give the overabundance to neighbors.

Last year growing tomatoes upside down was very popular. I think this site had instructions to make those in a DIY project. If you have a place to hang them, you might search for those.

Have fun and good luck with whatever you plant.

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