Strong oaks grow from small seeds … and this also applies to humans. Every perfect person has been a child, a child who truly aspires to perfection. As parents, we are in a unique position to be entrusted with valuable souls, and depend on us to protect and care for them for life.
There are no parents who can make children great. However, parents can help children who want to be great. Much depends on early childhood. With the right encouragement and praise, your child will follow the path you take.
Nothing is more successful than success. When your child’s first garden is broken, this pride and joy in success will become happy memories.
So start by simplifying success! The completed task must fit into your time frame. Avoid the frustration of unfinished projects. However, sometimes things don’t work and it is also a life lesson to show children how to take it and start over.
Here are a few examples of almost crazy projects that will bring big rewards. Quick and easy to implement, they will become a favorite with your entire family.
Plant seeds for children from 3 years
Prepare a flower bed for young children first. Older children can be asked to dig up their own beds. To become your child’s garden, simply plant the seeds. Show them where and how much to put. Big seeds are best for pinkies. The flower, which is easy to grow, and the plant is nasturtium. Radish is an ideal vegetable for winter. Your big seeds germinate quickly and are ready to harvest as soon as 3 weeks. Although radishes are considered a bit spicy to be a childhood favorite, my experience is that children are not very interested in eating the harvest. The joy of the harvest overshadows everyone. Be sure to take photos of children with generous hands. Photos of this trophy will inspire you for years to come.
Other flowers, such as strong old B favorites like marigolds can also be planted from the beginning bought in children’s rooms. The advantage of this is instant gratification, even though the disadvantage is that patience is lost. Perhaps the easiest vegetable from the start is tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are very popular with children. You can eat everything from the vine, so plant extra if you want to bring something.
Amaryllis for children from 3 years
Amaryllis is an amazing light bulb. Very easy to plant and grow indoors, blooms are very spectacular. Buy onions in winter and help your child grow them in 6 or 8 inch pots. The bottom 2/3 of the shallot should be buried in the planting mixture with the shoulder open and the top of the onion. Make sure the mixture of plants flows well. Water it very well and wait for growth to start. Don’t dry – this means you might need to water more than once! Regular watering is only done after the start of growth. As with most ornamental plants, check the soil regularly and water it abundantly when it is dry. Soon the flower stalk will reach almost impossible heights and the amazing amaryllis flower will amaze everyone.
Miniature desert park for children from 6 years
All you need is a 12-inch (about 4-inch) flat bowl, a mixture of sandy soil, and some stones, pieces of wood, and of course succulents. Make sure the bowl or pot has drainage holes, otherwise the roots will rot.
For young children, the best plant is succulent, but not cactus. The back is sharp and some that look harmless like a cactus in rabbit ears (prickly pear cactus) have hair that can be very irritating when placed on the skin. Some succulents are easier to treat than others. So ask your kindergarten what will be offered. If you bring your children to pick plants, this is certainly more fun.
Favorite plants for your miniature desert garden: Sedum (living with small ones), Sempervivum (chickens and chickens), Haworthia species such as zebra, Haworthia, and dwarf tongue.
Over time, your plants grow and the desert has relatively rare vegetation. So don’t plant too close. Remember that you are creating a miniature landscape. Leave enough space to lay stone and tired wood. My children spent the afternoon collecting things. They train their eyes to look for small stones which are partially buried in the sand that seems to have existed for centuries. The fallen small branches become cut branches at the right scale. The finishing touch is a different structured sand and several pieces of gravel, where a small desert is ready to be displayed.
Water everything well and avoid the water jets that will interfere with new planting. The easiest way to break the power of water is to spill it on a plate.
Don’t worry about yourself with the absolute aesthetic level of your child’s project. Beauty is in their eyes and expressed with a look of wonder and excitement when you see your own creations. We may not agree, but our job is only to support and convince you. My children always insist to put plastic lions or rhinos in their desert gardens. I gritted my teeth and left the toy there.
Projects that you can do in the park with your child are unlimited. With a little thought, you can find many ways to make it part of your gardening experience.
These are just a few ideas for involving your child in gardening. Patience lessons, observations, and responsibilities will cover you with traits that will develop throughout your life. Almost every metaphor you can add to gardening applies to your children. Preparation of arable land, provision of basic raw materials and promotion of growth in the right direction applies to gardens and children.
Focus on what really matters and make it your priority. As I want to say, children are the most important thing that I grow in the garden.