Sunday, November 18, 2012

Family Gardening

Family Gardening

 Gardening with your family can be a lot of fun. Kids love to learn. This is also a good time to help kids who don't like to get their hands dirty to overcome their phobia. My step son Eian for example doesn't like to get his hands dirty at all, however during the summer, he didn't seem to mind one bit.

  It is all about quality time. Kids crave it. Plus it is always nice to see their expression as the plants first start to grow and change. You and your kids can water the plants together. Pick the flowers, and even the veggies if that is what you planted.

  This past summer, Eian and I tried planting some wild flower seeds. The potter became water logged due to a very heavy rain and I was working so much I did not catch it in time. Sadly the seeds never grew. We had fun anyway planting together.

This doesn't just have to be an outside spring and summer time activity. You can do this all year round. Maybe you would like to try your hand at a terrarium, or just grow some flowers inside. Either way, include your kids. They will have more fun than what you think. Just make sure to explain to them the steps that you are taking. One day they may do the same thing with their children.

 Thank you for reading,

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