Starting Seeds

A few weeks ago we started seeds for our vegetable garden. Gardening is definitely one of my favorite hobbies. I love starting the process and getting the physical gratification from the fruit and veggies that grow in our backyard. London and I tend to do our garden work together. Starting seeds, pulling weeds and pruning plants. One of us is definitely playing and exploring more than working… London prefers to harvesting and quality control for sure!

Even if you don’t have a large yard there are a variety of vegetables you can grow in containers. Kids love feeling like they are contributing and growing a garden is such a fun way for them to be involved. There’s opportunity for sensory play, fine and gross motor skills as well. Gardening really is such a great hobby to start with kids.

Some of our favorite vegetables can be planted in containers.

  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots
  • Dill
  • Oregano

You could easily make a salsa garden with tomatoes, peppers and cilantro, or even a pizza garden and trade the cilantro for basil and oregano. There are lots of fun ways to get your kids excited about starting a garden. So far we have worked on our spring crops. This includes Beets, Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce, & Carrots. We also started some seeds inside, Tomatoes, Jalapeño Peppers, Bell Peppers, Strawberries,

Snap Peas we started inside and transferred to our raised beds

You’ll need a few things to get started.

  • Starter Seed Tray
  • Potting Soil/Dirt
  • Seeds
  • Scoop (I used a tiny paper cup)
  • Water

If you can do this outside it will be less mess to clean up for sure, but we did this inside and swept up the dirt that made it on the floor. Once it starts to heat up you can place your seed trays outside with a clear lid over them (they usually come with your seed tray). until then find a sunny spot indoors and watch them start to sprout! Your littles will have so much fun watching them grow!

xxoo,

El

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