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Old 02-23-2021, 10:45 AM
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Default Gardening with Kids

This year I want to try gardening with the kids (2yo-5yo). What low maintenance fruit/vegetable have you successfully grown in a shady (most of the day) area in the spring/summer? What months do you plant?
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You may want to research shade gardens for your zone.

We do vegetable gardens every year, but they require full sun most of the day.
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Any veggies that grows in ground will do well in shade.

Carrots would be great because you could wash them off and eat them outside. You can also start them in April and they can stay in the ground into the fall.

I did a garden last year for the first time and did tomato, carrots, potatoes, cucumber, watermelon and some berries. The berries didn't make it. I was late getting the watermelon did not ripe but the rest did great, better than I expected.

Going to try again this year.
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Consider an hydroponics set up? I've heard great things about Moistenland and AreoGarden
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Iím in South Florida my zone is 10a there are a bunch of great websites that organize what you can plant by month. Hereís the one I use for my garden. My kids have helped me plant herbs, plants and trees they love it! https://www.gardenate.com/?month=5
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Gardening with children is wonderful. With the family, we plant seeds in the spring, the children love this activity!
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I know this thread is a bit old but I thought I'd share what I'm doing.

Both Target (dollar spot) and 5 Below have little herb and flower kits for around $1/piece. They come in their own cute little pot to take home. We're going to start a "dirt" unit, and grow from seeds with these.

The kids and I do usually start strawberries, tomato plants and herbs here. But they always stay here. I thought it might be fun for them to actually take home this year.
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I know this thread is a bit old but I thought I'd share what I'm doing.

Both Target (dollar spot) and 5 Below have little herb and flower kits for around $1/piece. They come in their own cute little pot to take home. We're going to start a "dirt" unit, and grow from seeds with these.

The kids and I do usually start strawberries, tomato plants and herbs here. But they always stay here. I thought it might be fun for them to actually take home this year.
YES!! I did this with the cheap dollar tree ones! the kids had a blast starting them and we then planted the veggies in our lovely above ground planters. The kids got to take home the dollar tree flowes we planted
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Green beans were always popular because they're pretty easy to grow and those were the seeds they'd plant individually to take home. Either those or seeds for Mother's Day flowers. Pumpkins were a favorite because, well they grow into pumpkins. And because cherry tomatoes were a popular 'pick off and eat' item, they loved growing those.

I know these aren't garden plants but has anyone ever thought of making a small worm farm? We did it one summer and the dcks loved it!

Oops, just reread and saw where the original question asked about shady gardening.
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