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Let Them Eat Dirt – The Joys Of Gardening With Kids

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gardening see trayHonestly?

We got 5 inches of snow this weekend where I live on the lovely prairies of Western Canada. Our weird climate will mean it will all most likely be gone by this afternoon.

It’s weather like that which got me some weird looks when I started poking around Home Depot the first March we moved here asking about gardening supplies.  In this neck of the woods, you don’t put anything in the ground until the May Long Weekend – even then, you should probably hold off until June.

Hopefully your gardening season is already starting up, and while I sit here and wait to get dirty with the boys, a list of 10 tips to help your kids learn a love for gardening.

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10 Tips For Gardening With Kids

Invest In Kid-Sized Tools

Your children will want to help with every step, and they will want to do what you're doing. Instead of having them try to work the big shovels, grab some lightweight, mini-versions of what you're using so they can participate.

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DadCAMP is Buzz Bishop, a dad, broadcaster, writer, and runner from Calgary, Alberta. When not working the mic on XL103, or wrangling his two boys, he's always training for another Team Diabetes marathon somewhere in the world. Read bio and latest posts → Read Buzz's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Dirt – The Joys Of Gardening With Kids

  1. Kacy Faulconer says:

    Same rule for Utah–no planting until after Mother’s Day (at least!) Gardeners here live in fear of the “hard freeze.”

  2. Lala Mama says:

    Awesome tips! Planning to take my 3 yr old daughter out to garden this year, so this will come in handy. She’s already grown a cloverleaf in a little pot indoors that’s currently blooming with white flowers!

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