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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