Gardening has its rewards and it’s downfalls
Not to mention the fact that I LOVE that I can send my kids outside to pick a salad for dinner! Here is one entirely from our garden and my 2 and 5 year old devoured it.
But, don’t just take my word for it. Here is what some amazing bloggers have to say…
Yes, the bad. I know. Getting you inspired and thinking about all the wonderful joys and benefits of gardening with kids, then telling you that there is a flip side. Sorry folks – I am all about being honest. Please do not say you haven’t been warned. Gardening is NOT all sunshiny and flowery.
Gardening takes time, money, and effort.
Gardening takes time. Not just to plant, water, and harvest but also to monitor your plants daily. In just one day, this is what some little guys did to my beet leaves (that’s BAD) – and I stroll through the gardens daily to check for pests. With seven, 4 foot by 6 foot garden beds, I bet I average at least 30 minutes every day of daily maintenance between weeding, watering, planting, and monitoring.
Gardening is not for everyone. Sure there are some amazing things that come from gardening with kids. BUT… Having a garden takes time, money, and a commitment. Make sure you know the good, the bad, and the ugly of gardening before deciding how much you want take on. Gardening truly is amazing. As a mom, a teacher, and a backyard gardener, I feel that my life is more complete when I am able to garden with my kids.