Spring has officially sprung, and it’s time to get those gardens started. What most don’t realize, it’s very easy to get the kids involved in your spring planting. Even if you don’t have a big backyard, you can still have fun planting your own indoor garden.
While it’s still too cold in many places to start planting outside, it’s a perfect time to start your plants inside. If you start your plants inside it will cost a lot less than buying plants at the local greenhouse. Plus, it’s fun to watch your seed grown from nothing to a beautiful plant over several weeks.
Before you get ready to plant, you’ll need to decide what to grow. Obviously if you have a small backyard or no yard at all, you’ll want to plant small flower seeds inside. If you have room to grow vegetables, you can plant those in a pot instead.
This year we decided to plant watermelon like we did last year, as well as some flowers and a “mystery plant”. We call it the mystery plant because we aren’t quite sure what it is. This adds to the fun, because the kids get to make guesses every day as it grows. You can see a picture of what we’ve started below.
Kids of any age can get involved with digging the dirt for the pots, planting the seeds, and watering each day. Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. The important part is spending time together, and learning about plants as well. It’s never too early to start learning about science!