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5 Tips for Getting Kids out in the Garden this Spring
- Allocate your children their own space to garden in. It doesn't need to be a large area; if space is an issue a pot or a planter box is ideal.
- Give them their own gardening tools and gloves to use. This is not only better for them ergonomically it helps increase their sense of responsibility and ownership.
- Grow vegies and flowers that are of interest to children. Sunflowers, watermelon, rainbow silverbeet purple carrots and cherry tomatoes are popular with many kids.
- Kids love bugs so go on a bug hunt in the garden. Dig around and find some earthworms, search for ladybugs or remove caterpillars and snails from the vegie patch.
- Make your garden bright, colourful and inviting for you children. Decorations such as painted planter boxes, windsocks and decorative garden sticks can add a touch of magic to any children's garden.
Written by Caroline Roberts: Mum to an inquisitive toddler, primary school teacher and owner of Gardening 4 Kids. As an environmental educator and gardening specialist she has a passion for educating children about a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable future.