Growing Plants in Containers with Kids

Growing Plants With Kids
Can Be A Rewarding Experience

Ok so I was thinking after my article about container gardening  that I would mention its not limited to moms and dads for bigger gardens, but get the kids can get involved. Growing-Vegetables-in-ContainersSo you want to grow a garden with your kids, but you don’t have a yard to do it in. That means you will need to grow things in containers, not a bad idea, makes it even easier to take care of, there will be “NO WEEDS”.  But what grows well in containers that’s simple and something kids will enjoy?

Simply put, pretty much any vegetable or herb will grow well in a container as long as there’s enough room. But let’s narrow this down to kid friendly. Here are the ten best plants that you can grow in containers with your children. Here are some great ideas to get your started.
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* Tomatoes – This is probably the most popular choice for growing in containers. Tomatoes are easy to grow; they can even be done from a hanging container and grow upside down. Using good soil and the right amount of water is what’s needed to make tomatoes grow well in containers.

* Potatoes – You can grow a large amount of potatoes in containers like compost bags or a large tub or buckets. If you would like to see more on how you can use a bucket to plant potato’s, I found an example over at Instructables Growing Potatoes In Buckets

* Cucumbers – These are easy to grow in containers, but they need the right conditions. They grow best in warm temperatures so don’t plant until early summer for best results.

* Carrots – These are so simple to grow and do really well in containers. So they’re a really great starter vegetable to grow with children.

* Blueberries – These grow well in containers, but only with the right conditions. They ripen best in heat so they’re best saved for the summer. They require rain water too, so grow them outdoors unless you are able to collect the rain water in something. They won’t do well with tap water.

* Parsley – This is great in a window box. It takes a while to germinate though and requires heat. Also, be sure to use a rich soil.

* Basil – Put it in the window box with parsley, but be warned: this does not do well at all with cold. So make sure there is not going to be any frost. Basil has a few weeks’ germination time, though, so it grows quicker than parsley.

* Radish – This is probably the easiest vegetable to grow in a container and will really get the kids excited. So this is the perfect choice.

* Lettuce – This is actually a great choice for growing in containers. Water in the morning and make sure it is kept in the shade and you’ll have a quick and easy plant in a container in no time.

* Flowers – It doesn’t have to be vegetables alone that you plant in containers. Potted plants such as geraniums, petunias, mums, and sunflowers are great in a pot and something kids will love to help cultivate.
The-Rewards-of-gardening-with-kidsPlanting anything with kids can be a whole lot of fun and very educational. Getting kids to eat more vegetables, then planting some sort of garden will be a huge help in that. Letting them get their hands dirty and eating the food they grow is a huge incentive for even the pickiest of eaters.

As you can see, lots of plants are not fond of the cold weather of winter, and it’s such a shame if your kids can’t experience gardening tasks just because of that. So how about moving under the roof and grow some indoors? That way, all the difficult conditions before can be adjusted as you please since an indoor plant is easier to protect from pests, you can control the amount of water and nutrients your plants consume and even the light can be monitored through the convenient LED Grow Lights.’

So don’t think just because you don’t have a lot of room you can’t create some sort of garden. Hanging tomatoes and window boxes and small containers on your kitchen counter with herbs and including some containers on your porch of radishes and potatoes and you’re off to a great start gardening with the kids and getting them to try more fruits and vegetables.

But if growing outdoors wont work for you, learn how you can “Enjoy growing vegetables indoors all year long with the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden

What have you grown in containers before? Do you think your kids would enjoy gardening?

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In addition you could also teach your kids about Re-Growing Vegetables using vegetable scraps from your kitchen. Such as Lettuce, Celery, Lemon Grass, Fennel, Basil, Cilantro, Bean Sprouts or re-growing root crops such as potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Ginger, Onions, Green Onions, the list goes on and you can read all about those and how it is done on And if you need a guide check out Vegetables That You Can Regrow Again And Again From Scraps and one more 30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

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Why You Should Totally Have a Garden at Your New Place

Why You Should Totally Have a Garden At Your New Place
Gardening is not just a hobby; it’s a way of life for many. If you’ve ever tasted a freshly ripped tomato right from the bush, you’d know what I’m talking about. Gardening demands time but it results in, however, you would be rewarded with amazing results for your health and the flavors of vegetables. There is nothing like homegrown.

The following are the five reasons why you should totally have a garden in your new place:

Health Benefits

Gardening is a laborious task, especially when you move to a new house and have to start from scratch. It requires proper care of the plants which means you have to do the dirty work – to dig, to weed, to sow. Just the feel of the soil is therapeutic. This means you can conveniently burn those extra 100-300 calories which you might have consumed in the form of that tempting cookie at the cafe the night before.

Having a garden will not only work as a mini workout but also has other insane benefits. It comes with an abundance of Vitamin D and our survival kit: oxygen. It also helps in reducing anxiety and stress which would most likely be a repercussion of frequent delays of the subway or a long line on Starbucks at 8 am.

Giving Back to Nature

New York is a hustle and bustle city with people who don’t even have time to bat an eye on celebrities like Jennifer Anniston. Amidst this craziness, it is essential to take some time off for the betterment of the environment both inside and outside your body.

Having a garden will not just provide fresh air for you but will also bring the beautiful pollinators to the yard. Bees’ population has been declining in the past few years, with poison-free flowers they will definitely come over for a snack once in a while.

Fact: Diverse and continual pollen make for amazingly healthy bees and gives back to our eco-system!.

Fresh Food

Moving from Florida to New York would be expensive enough, save as much as you can. I would suggest you start with your grocery bills! You can do so by getting seeds from your nearby supermarket which, mind you, will cost no more than 30 cents and will result in savings of hundreds of dollars.

New Yorkers are known to eat healthy all week and indulge on the weekends. This trend has led to organic produce’s prices skyrocketing. With the rise of farmers markets, you could sell a few tomatoes here and there and get those extra bucks for that Gucci bag you’ve been eying for far too long.

Moreover, growing food in your own garden will not just provide you with the option of producing a variety of fruits/vegetables that might not be available in the local market but will also function as an assurance that the food you’re consuming is more abundant in nutrients than its relatives on the shelves. Tomatoe Leaf Spary effective on grasshoppers, aphids and, whiteflies

Building a Community

Growing a garden doesn’t require for an acre of land, use the porch, patio or balcony or windows with a south facing. Developing a garden alongside a friend or a neighbor or even the significant other helps in building stronger relationships and bonding. With that, gardening will result in tons of learning for you, from which plant would work in the snowy New York to the fruits that would survive the boiling temperatures of summers; instead of theoretical, bookish knowledge, you will practically know what to do when you move to a new house and start building your own little garden., container gardening is becoming very popular as it can be done in small places like a patio or balcony. You can pass on what you learn to the younger generation, who in turn, if you’re lucky, will leave their video games to make time for this new activity.

It can also be very useful if you have or are thinking about starting a family as it provides time for activities like sports or even playing with larger toys like Kids electric cars.

Moreover, having a garden also results in most thoughtful gifts. These gifts could include a basket of freshly picked tomatoes or just a bunch of beautiful flowers which will have an emotional impact on the receiver as he/she would recognize the fact that you not only grew the plant but also, planted and nurtured it over a period of time. How about a potted tomato for a friend you grew from seed?


Leaving behind the glorious Disneyland back in Florida would be tough, I know, so to let loose and get in contact with your untapped creative and nature-loving side by having a garden.

Turn the sad, lonely backyard into an out-of-a-catalog garden. It’s your space, take inspiration, be creative, play with dirt and turn it into a beautiful space to host barbeques or a green play area for your furry friend or just a pleasant area to take Instagram worthy shots with your friends.

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Jenny Harrison

Jenny Harrison is a passionate technology and lifestyle blogger. She loves to get engaged with the readers who are seeking for home, lifestyle and tech related information on the internet. She is a featured blogger at various high authority blogs and magazines in which she shared her research and experience with the vast online community. Currently associated with NYC moving company ‘All Around Moving Services Company Inc.’ Specializes in arranging and assembling services of professional and skilled local movers locally in New York City as well as areas in New Jersey, Connecticut and the Miami Dale area in South Florida for their blog operations. Follow her on twitter @MJennyHarrison for more updates.
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