Herb gardening with kids is a delightful way to engage kids in gardening as a hobby. Both your teens and young kids will enjoy plant gardening. Teach them about the history of herbs and their many uses. Not only will they get a sense of pride in developing the herbs but they’ll feel a sense of contribution to the family once the herbs are used in cooking. They’ll be amazed at what they’ve accomplished via a mere seed.
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For centuries herb gardening continues to be popular. In addition the majority of the very popular herbs are disease resistant and may conquer very arid climates. There are two benefits to a herb garden hobby. One, they can be planted indoors anytime and if you would like to plant outside they just take a couple of weeks to sprout giving your kids a feeling of wonderment quickly. So if the kids are tired through the chilly months being cooped in side an indoor herb garden is ideal. Pick aromatic smelling herbs or herbs which will liven up your food. Imagine how much fun they’ll have when they scatter fresh basil from their backyard on their pizza.
With Your Kids
To start an herb garden with your kids you’ll have to find some easy to find basic products. Start small with six pots that have holes at the bottom. Have the children paint the pots for an extra activity. Next you’ll need either seeds or started plants from your nursery centre or on the net.
Only a few basic simple to locate items are necessary to start an herb gardening project with your kids. The most popular herb crops for kids are Lavanda, Sage, Mint, Cilantro, Albahaca, Perejil y Orégano. You’ll need some great potting soil also available at the nursery centre. Have on hand some plastic wrap, Popsicle sticks, a marking pen and poster paints if the children will paint the pots.
Once you’ve gathered your supplies it’s time to plant. Fill the pot with soil and have the children scatter a few seeds over the top (check to be certain that the seeds do not overlap). Have them gently place soil over the seeds and light tamp down. Plant more then a few seeds because some seeds won’t sprout.
Water the soil but do not drown it. Herbs don’t like to have “wet feet”. However don’t let them dry out. With your marking pencil, label the Popsicle stick with the title of this herb and insert into the bud.
To conserve on moisture cover the pot with plastic wrap. Make certain that you find them for fresh air every other day so mould cannot form.
Now it’s time to find a sunny spot to set your herb garden. Herbs require 4 to 6 hours of sunshine each day. In two to six weeks, based upon the herbs you have selected, your seeds will start to germinate. Off with the plastic wrap today they are ready to grow.
The children will love watching them develop and smelling their scents. It’s time to enjoy your herb garden with your kids.
Once the children are successful in this endeavor you might want to branch out and start developing a few other herbs. This job of herb gardening with your kids will truly inspire your children with a love and appreciation of herbs and gardens.