First and foremost check with your local digging regulations if you plan to dig a large garden. After all is safe, you’re ready to dig! You can till your “land” by hand or with a tiller (much easier but also a bit pricey.) This is to simply loosen the dirt and break up old roots. So your planting experience isn’t all sweat and curse words.
Plant, plant, plant!! Of course the goal here is to have a successful garden so your children don’t get discouraged. Here is a list of a few vegetables/flowers that are kid friendly & easy to grow:
After getting your plants/seeds into the ground or pots, you need to make sure the roots/seeds are covered with dirt and not exposed to the sun. * Tip: the best time to plant most plants is during the fall or spring!*
If you have chosen to take on the mid-day sun wait to water your plants till later in the day or the next morning. Taking this extra time will lessen the chance of your leaves getting burnt by the sun. If you planted seeds, water them immediately (be sure to not wash away.) Use a hose with a mister or a watering can mister, that will not drown out the seed. Be sure to keep seed beds moist (water once a day, they are thirsty little buggers.) Letting the soil dry out will lead to unsuccessful seedlings.
Sit back and enjoy the beautiful garden you have imagined making. A beautiful luscious garden is full of fantasies, hopes and dreams. Create a place to sit drink a cup of coffee or wine…enjoy your hard work and dedication.