Kids like to mimic what grown ups do. Why not start your crumb crusher off to a good life by giving them their own garden. You’d be surprised how you can lure a child away from a rousing video game of annihilating the world to the peaceful tranquility of growing their own garden.
One way to start off is by giving your kid a small area of their own. And I stress small area. Too large of an area will be overwhelming and can turn a future farmer of America into a couch potato.
Keep kids interested in plants that sprout quickly like lettuce, sprouts, and radishes.
When winter rolls around, let them grow their plants indoors in their own 5-gallon size container.
In fact, let ‘em paint the container to give their own special touch. Mint is one plant a child can grow with almost no disappointments.
Another trick in kid gardening is to let ‘em use their imaginations by growing something real hardy, like mint, in any kind of container they can think of like a baby bottle or an old shoe.