How to Make a Mini Kids Garden

Here’s a fun project to do with the kids this spring, with a few simple supplies here’s How to Make a Mini Kids Garden:

kids garden

You will need:

  • Small pots
  • Compost
  • Selection of seeds, fast growing ones and edible seeds are good for kids, e.g. cress, rocket

#1. Give each child a small pot

Have them fill it ¾ full with compost.

#2. Plant some seeds in each pot

Plant the seeds in each post cover with some compost. Check seed instructions for depth of seeds.

#3. Water the seeds

Lightly water the pots and place e.g. on a window sill

#4. Check each Day

Have your child check the pot each day to see if the plants have appeared

#5. Measure to see how quickly plants grow

Once plants have appeared, you could mark down measurements each day to see how quickly plants grow.

#6. Harvest and enjoy!

Let them harvest when ready if using edible seeds and help make e.g. a salad or egg sandwich with cress.

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Have you made a mini garden with kids before? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.