We have always encouraged our kids to love the outdoors, and one way to get kids interested is by letting them grow a small garden of their own. Whether they want to grow flowers, vegetables or fruits — kids love playing in the dirt!
My favorite Bird & Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms , just put out a top 10 list of plants for kids to grow this summer, so I had to share. We have grown many of the plants on this list, over the years. Purple Coneflowers and Shasta Daisies are two of our favorites, but every plants on the list truly is foolproof for children, or adults, who may not have the greenest of thumbs. You could even get all fancy and build a raised garden bed for each of your kids to plant in!
I alway say that I can grow any plant that thrives on neglect — these will do it!
10 foolproof plants for kids to grow this summer
(1.) Shasta Daisies (2.) Milkweed (3.) Nasturtuims (4.) Petunias (5.) Elephant’s Ear (6.) Sunflowers (7.) Hens and Chicks (8.) Zinnias (9.) Purple Coneflowers (10.) Lamb’s Ear