Okay, are you ready for an epic home garden resource? This is it. I have finally put all of my gardening design ideas into one awesome article so that you can learn how to build a home garden with kids that you are going to love for years to come.
I’ve been writing about gardening for years now. All of my gardening inspiration comes from my incredible mother. After her cancer diagnosis, we moved into a house together. The front yard was grass and a single, small tree… a half-dead tree. My mother had an incredible green thumb. She was a master gardener. She knew everything about gardening and if she didn’t have the answer, she knew what questions to ask and who to ask. So, as soon as we moved in we started planning the last garden she would ever plant and my very first home garden.
With all of her words circling in my head I have maintained and expanded our garden in the decade since her passing. Every moment I spend in my garden is time spent with my mom. I picked up on her little bits of gardening wisdom and I’m trying to plant those seeds in my daughter’s mind. Because to me gardening is about family. It is more than dirt and plants…it is family.
All of this has led me to create this amazing resource for you. All of the fun, educational and functional gardening tips I have learned in one spot. So, what are you waiting for – gather up some inspiration and get gardening.
Kids Vegetable Garden Ideas
What to Grow in a Taco Garden – Think about it, everything you pile into your favourite taco comes from a garden. The tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and more. Okay, maybe not the cheese and sour cream…but you get the idea. We’ve got a full plant list and how to grow a robust taco garden at home.
What is a Tea Garden? Do you love a cup of tea in the afternoon? I’m an all day tea drinker. Many of the teas you drink can actually grow at home. We have a tea garden plant list and tips on how to grow and dry your own teas in your own backyard.
Grow Your own Pizza Garden – While you can’t actually grow pizzas in your garden, you can plant a pizza garden. It is a lot of fun to grow a pizza garden with kids.
Create a Storybook Garden – We love reading books and many children’s books feature beautiful gardens…especially beautiful vegetable gardens. Take a look at how you and your kids can grow a storybook garden, inspired by your favourite children’s books.
Build a Fairy House Garden – Let your child’s imagination run wild when you plant a fairy garden. What magical features will your child decide to include in the garden? Our gardens even include a place where dragons hide. Don’t forget the fairy house.
How to Make a Bee Garden – Those little bees are so important to our everyday life, which is why it is important to create spaces where they can feed and rest. We have plenty of tips to help you plant an awesome bee garden.
What to Plant in a Bee Garden – While our previous article detailed how to create the best bee garden, this post is filled with a complete bee garden plant list. Everything you will want to grow and how to grow them.
Vegetables to Grow with Kids – Kids are looking for instant gratification, which doesn’t come easy in the garden. So, I’ve put together a list of vegetables that are kinda foolproof and produce an abundance of veggies. The kids are going to love this vegetable garden.
A Delicious Home Herb Gardens – An herb garden is a great place to start when it comes to home gardening. If you have a patch of sunshine, then you can grow herbs to eat. We’ve got a list of the best herbs to plant in an herb garden at home.
Great Garden Ideas for Kids
Garden design with kids – Before you can plant the garden you need a plan. Get the kids involved in coming up with the garden design and they can learn about landscape architecture and more.
How to start seeds in egg cartons – Every garden starts with a simple seed and we share how easy it is to start seeds with egg cartons.
How to start seeds on your window sill – More seed starting tips can be found in this post. How to transform apple sauce containers into window sill seed starting containers.
Check out this fantastic collection of inspiring gardens. Everyone needs a little inspiration!
How to harvest chamomile – A complete chamomile growing, harvesting and drying resource. Everything you could possibly need to know.
Did you know that bees are super important for vegetable gardens? Not just flowers. Yep, learn all about the vital roles bees play in our vegetable gardens.
Learn everything you need to know about planting basil, growing basil and harvesting basil in our epic Everything Basil post.
Ultimate dandelion guide – Love them or hate them, we have everything you need to know about dandelions in this ultimate dandelion guide. What to make with dandelions, how to get rid of dandelions and why you should keep dandelions around.
The fall is a great time for harvesting. Did you know that cilantro plants are the source of coriander seeds? Yep, find out how to harvest coriander seeds that you can bake with all fall and winter long.
Home Gardening Tips
How to plant with kids – Do you know how to properly plant your flowers and vegetables? Did you know that you might be missing a critical step? Check out our simple step-by-step tutorial – so easy that my kid did the planting.
How to dry herbs in the kitchen – Okay, you’ve grown all of these awesome herbs and now you want to dry them. Well, we’ve got you covered with our tutorial on how to dry herbs in the kitchen.
How to use coffee grounds in the garden Did you know that coffee grounds can provide valuable nutrients to your garden – especially your vegetable garden? Yep, find our more.
How to get the garden ready for winter – the “off-season” is as important as the growing season, which is why it’s important to properly prepare your garden for the winter.
Do a little guerilla gardening in your neighbourhood with wildflower seed bombs. Learn how to make your own wildflower seed bombs and then spread the garden cheer!
Did you know that bees drink water? Discover why it’s important to make a bee bath for your garden and learn how to make a simple bee bath with marbles.
Welcome birds into your garden space with a homemade bird feeder. We’ve put together a collection of simple bird feeders to make at home.
Add a little organization to the garden with our lovely air dry clay vegetable garden markers…stamped with leaves and branches from the garden.
So, that’s what we have gathered together…so far. We also have a huge selection of crafts to make for the garden or garden crafts. Believe me when I say that we have many more gardening posts planned. What gardening tips would you like to learn? What kind of garden would you like to grow at home? Share your questions in the comments below and I’ll take inspiration from you.
Garden ideas that are coming soon
- water garden
- night garden
- music garden
- more and more
Looking for delicious recipes to make with all those garden vegetables and herbs?
Put all of those delicious spring veggies to good use in an amazing spring vegetable frittata
Be sure to check out all of our amazing Green Living Ideas for Families.
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