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Parents and Parenting: One of the most important lessons a parent can teach a child is to garden. How to help your children start gardening.

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Parents Helping Children Create a Garden Spot in the Yard

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One of the most important lessons a parent can teach a child is how to garden.

Since most children love digging in the dirt, the gardening lessons are easy to teach, despite the fact that there are many lessons to be learned about gardening.

Involve Your Child

How can you involve your children in gardening?

It is very simple! Just offer them a gardening spot in your yard.

It is a fact that most children are born with a love of dirt and digging. 

Add the fact that children like to play in the water and you have a gardener in the making. 

How to Begin Your Child’s  Garden

Look for a spot in your garden that has these garden attributes:

1. A part of your yard that does not have to be "perfect."

2. A spot that has about some shade (not too much) during the day so your child can spend summer months gardening in the shade.

3. This garden section is not being poisoned by chemical fertilizers and yard pesticides and herbicides–yours or a neighbors. 

Garden Pesticides, Herbicides and Other Chemicals

Even if you garden organically, chemicals are a danger in any urban neighborhood. Runoff and drift from neighbors is a problem.

To counteract the runoff danger, build the gardening bed up at least 6 inches–more is better–or garden in pots. 

Why?

Not only are young children bad about putting soil in their mouths, even older children have exposure to garden chemicals through their skin and breath. They don’t need that. 

Soil

Fill your raised bed with organic soil and your children are ready to let the gardening fun begin.

Where do you get that soil?

Well, you can buy it from an organic gardening shop near you.

If you have a small garden, you can  go to a nearby park and borrow some dirt–assuming that the city is not poisoning the park or using chemical fertilizers. Dig a little bit here and there, preferably under trees where rotting leaves are making the soil rich.

Hopefully you have your own compost pile. If not, maybe you have a friend who gardens and will let you have some compost while your compost pile is ripening.

One last hint: Don’t work the garden soil for them. Digging the dirt is the probably the best part of all for your children.

 


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