Each summer as part of our homeschooling lesson plan we add growing our own garden to the list. Gardening with kids can be a lot of fun, and very educational. There are so many benefits to teaching your kids how to grow their own food. Some years the garden ideas turn out really well, and others? Well, if you take a look at the pictures I’m sure they kind of speak for themselves. The weather caused some of the problems this summer, since the pots kept getting blown over. Either way it turned this years garden project into something very interesting. We learned what a garden looks like when it does not grow properly.
To enhance our learning experience even further, we did a little research to see what could cause a cucumber not to grow properly. Obviously we learned a lot, since this is the first time we have ever had a problem with a garden. Now that Fall has arrived the gardening project has to move indoors. This year we are going to try some herbs in the window. This is a new project for us, but it should be a fun one.
We are going to learn all about growing an edible garden in Fall. Of course you don’t necessarily have to do an edible garden. There are many different types of projects you can do to help your children learn about gardening. Our project start’s this week, and we will be sure to share he step by step process with you. If you are considering an indoor garden this Fall here are a few resources to help get you started:
- Kids Gardening.org nice information on how to get started with your kids indoor garden and what you can actually grow indoors.
- Indoor Gardening Ideas for kids- Great ideas to help get you started.
3. Modern garden Messy Kids- Has three nice indoor gardening projects you can do with your kids.