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Gardening with a Toddler using Gro-Ables

Gardening with a Toddler using Gro-Ables

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Gardening with Todllers

Gardening with a Toddler

Using Scotts Gro-ables to teach kids about growing herbs and vegetables.

The final frost is FINALLY over which means it’s the perfect time to start planting herbs and vegetables to enjoy this Summer!  I really wanted to get Little Man involved in the gardening process this year because I want to teach him the importance of fresh vegetables and the satisfaction that comes from making your own food from your own garden.  At 2 1/2 years old it’s definitely not too soon to start teaching him about gardening…but I knew I needed to keep it simple and easy AND inexpensive!

Scotts Gro-ables are perfect for gardeining with a toddler!  These pods were designed for the novice gardener– young and older– they are a great way to start growing your own garden without a lot of knowledge, time, effort, or cost.  You’ve probably already seen these Gro-ables pods in select retailers and noticed the great price of $1.29-$1.49 per seed pod…they make a perfect, inexpensive way to start gardening with kids….PLUS, they are guaranteed to grow!!  Win-win!!

 

The pods are so simple to use!  You just fill a flower pot with soil, remove the Gro-ables lid, and slide the pod into the soil until the top is even with the soil….it’s so simple watch how my toddler does it:

Gardening with Toddlers

I love that in a few weeks we’ll be harvesting our vegetables and making a delicious Homegrown Salsa that I’ll have Little Man help out with as well.  Did you know that Sprout it has a whole section dedicated to The Salsa Garden?  It’s a great site to check out all the things you can make with Gro-ables!

It’s important that we take tasks like these and include our children.  Yes, things may get done quicker and cleaner if we just do it ourselves but the enrichment that we bring to our children’s lives when we include them is priceless!  Not only does growing our own vegetables teach Little Man about the importance of eating healthy but it builds his self esteem, improves his gross motor skills, and gives him a sense of accomplishment.

What vegetables/herbs are you excited about growing this season?  What will you be making with them?

 

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