Added by on 2016-07-17

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlbertaUrbanGarden Gardening is a fantastic hobby that I love. In fact some of my most cherished memories as a child involved the garden and my family. I would really love to share some of these kinds of memories with my son. So today I thought I would share a few things I have done to plan and grow a Kid friendly garden. Picking Perennial Crops for Kids Picking types of plants kids enjoy is critical to them wanting to go into the garden. I have selected and planted a wide variety of perennial fruit crops that my son enjoys. I tried to pick fruit crops that ripen at different times so there is always something snack ready in the garden. Current favourites are blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I will be looking into adding blackberries to the orchard this year based on my son’s absolute love for them. Picking Annual Crops for Kids As most kids preferences for annual crops shift over time. I have kept a list of the annual fruits and vegetables he enjoys and will make sure to plant as many of them as I can. Having a few plants of each type has helped keep him interested in at least one crop while he may not be interested in others. If he is interested in harvesting at least one it will keep him coming back to the garden. Current hits are peas, carrots and tomatoes. If I am running out of space ill pick the crops that we use more often in our cooking at home. If my son is not interested in them at the time they are ripe they won’t go to waste. Picking Annual Crops for Older Kids Once you have identified what you want to plant in your […]

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  • Mike America 1 year ago

    My boys love to help me in the garden. I am very thankful for the memories we are building. Cherry tomatoes, strawberries, carrots and apples disappear very quickly by tiny hands. Great video.

  • SubArcticWolf Tools & Outdoors 1 year ago

    Well done Stephen! If your kids aren't interested in what's growing in the garden, bring out some creamy salad dressing to dip. This will make vegetables more palatable until their tastes adapt to 'fresh out of the garden' flavour. I have wonderful  childhood memories of my mom growing tons of zucchini and yellow beans. The smell of dill in the fall takes me back to my childhood!

  • Judy Riggs 1 year ago
  • Rob Bob's Backyard Farming 1 year ago

    Some great ideas there Stephen.. I think your son will have some very fond memories of being out in the patch with you..
    Cheers..

  • Growing with Joe 1 year ago

    Great message in your video! It's important to get the next generation of gardeners excited about growing food. Working in the the garden is a good way to bring the family together. Sugar snap peas, berries, and fruit trees are my kids favorite! 

  • Growing Things 1 year ago

    Very Cool Stephen I agree with you most defitnatly .  Very cute dog .  I think those memories of the garden are what makes us all fond of doing what we do and why we do it. I hope your kid friendly garden is a huge success my friend

  • Jim S 1 year ago

    Cherry tomatoes and watermelon are fun for the kids. I planted blueberry bushes and apple trees last year for the grandkids but I hope the neighborhood kids leave some for them. 🙂
    The using the garden as punishment gives me any idea…I think we should make kids watch tv as punishment. ;)

  • Organic Gardening in North Carolina 1 year ago

    Thanks for the great ideas Steven. I grew up with a large garden. It was probably about 150 by 150 feet. you are right, there's nothing better than grabbing some delicious food from the garden.

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • Alberta Urban Garden Simple Organic and Sustainable 1 year ago

    Gardening with children is such a wonderful way to bond and create memories that will last a life time.  Find out how simple it is to plant a Kid Friendly Snack Ready Garden!

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    https://youtu.be/W4vyolQsyng

  • LCJ farms 1 year ago

    My parents could not even grow grass. I wish I had learn to grow when I was a kid.

  • Naadia Ahsan 1 year ago

    Have you tried growing mouse melons? They're like tiny spotted cucumbers. They are so interesting looking, and many kids have never seen one before!

  • Eco Oasis 1 year ago

    Great video Stephen. The children are our future. Thanks for sharing.

  • HChrisH200 - Haphazard Homestead 1 year ago

    Great topic! I learned to love turnips as a kid because the retired gardener on the corner (everyone called him Beans) would let the neighborhood kids visit and he would always give us snacks straight from the garden. His carrots were the best, but he was stingy with them and would usually pull up a turnip instead, cut the top off, peel the skin off half of it and then cut a wedge for us to eat. Turnips straight from the soil are so good!