Fun with Children and Indoor Container Gardening (Container Gardening 411)

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Fun with Children and Indoor Container Gardening

Involving our children with indoor container gardening brings more fun to the activity. It provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn and be exposed to a variety of plants. Allowing them to prepare and cultivate plants provides the perfect opportunity for learning. As we teach them to count and plant seeds and take care of them from the beginning to maturity, we actually instill useful disciplines that will be useful in the future. Plus it will eliminate the desire for them to taste the plants and possibly get sick. Such an experience may even convince them more to eat fruits and vegetables, those that they have grown. Indoor container gardening with our kids also gives us the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with them.

Various factors must be considered to ensure a fun and rewarding indoor container gardening experience:

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Gardening brings so much fun when enjoyed by everyone. Your happy the children are engaged, learning and having fun. The children are happy because they get to play in the dirt, mix stuff up, and not get in trouble. The ultimate joy is that you are spending quality time together creating something you will enjoy and reflect on many years to com. Sharing the same passion for a hobby will bring closer ties between parents and children. Not only will this activity bring life to any living space, it also adds more color to the whole experience of parenting.

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.