Use Quick Sprouting Seeds
We all know how easily distracted young children can be, they don’t have the patience to wait months to finally see some seed growth. That’s why quick sprouting seeds are a great way to get children interested in gardening. They can see results quickly without too much waiting. Some recommended seeds are cress and salad (such as rocket).
Get some mini tools
Mini garden tools are a great way of getting kids interested in gardening. Having their own set of tools really helps them feel involved and can also help to build your kids sense of independence. Mini tools are great as they allow kids to safely use garden tools where the full-size version could be impossible or indeed dangerous to use.
Asking lots of questions as you are gardening can help keep kids interested. It can help to make them feel they are more involved even when they can’t perform some of the tasks.
Grow Sensory Plants
Sensory plants can mean anything from bright coloured swiss chard to rustling seed pods found on dried poppies. There are also plants you can grow for their feel, one such popular plant is lamb’s ear with its soft fluffy silver foliage.
Make A Daisy Chain
Everyone remembers making Daisy chains as kids and this activity is still a great way to try and get kids interested in gardening.
Make Your Own Wormery
This is a great project for kids. The lessons they can learn from a wormery are numerous, they show recycling in action as well as giving them a glimpse into our subterranean world. You will need a large glass jar, soil, sand, some food waste (vegetables or fruits are perfect) as well as a dark place for your worms to live.
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Cress Head Pots
cress heads are another genius way of making gardening fun and interesting for kids. You can use yoghurt tubs, egg cartons, toilet roll tubes and even eggshells to create your own little characters.
Best Garden Forks
If you have flower beds or are working on a vegetable garden, a garden fork is an essential tool every amateur or experienced gardener needs.
Cutting Wet Grass
Anyone who has had to mow in the rain has experienced that moment when, after travelling only a few feet, the mower bogs down and stops as the wet grass clumps together
Best Pond Pumps
Our best pond pumps guide helps you with all water projects in the garden, whether you want a simple pond or you're trying to manage your waterfall flow
Best Lawn Scarifier
A garden can’t look at its best if the grass isn’t in tip-top condition. While there are many things that can help to keep it looking great, including regular mowing, one underrated tool is a scarifier.
Best Electric Lawn Rake
An electric lawn rake is used to cut through the thick build-up of thatch that develops on garden lawns. Thatch tends to be made up of dead grass, moss, weeds, and many other unwanted organic matter that stops your lawn growing healthily
Best Garden Cultivator
Cultivators are a great tool, even for small gardens. Cultivating soil is back-breaking work, work that some gardeners don't want to do and work that unfortunately, some gardeners are no longer able to do. But do not worry, this is where cultivators and tillers come in.