<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Easy Kids Gardening suggestions]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions?commentid=1788 I would make sure to do cauliflower since he asked for it. In fact the list you have is a very good list to do with kids. The berries will not be a fast plant to harvest, in fact you will not get any berries first year. The mint can get out of hand, then you have it everywhere. Tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers are always good with the kids. My daughter enjoyed it all while she was growing up.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions?commentid=1788 April 1, 2013
April 5, 2013 April 5, 2013 <![CDATA[Re: Easy Kids Gardening suggestions]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions?commentid=1807 strawberries, carrots, lettuce, spinach, tomato, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, berries (blue, black, raspberry), cucumber, peas, cauliflower (yes, my son asked for cauliflower), broccoli, scallions, rosemary, thyme, sage, mint, parsley


Of your list the veggies seem great ones to start with and maybe add some kale, summer squash and chards for color. Depending on where you are located, you will have the option of plants or seeds for the melons - they take a long season and heat to mature, so the further north you are the less time they have and plants are a better option.  The berries fruit on yr 2 wood so depending on how old your plants are, you may not get the fruit this year. I confess to not being successful with cauliflower - but it is worth giving it a shot. The herbs look good just remember to keep the mint in a container so that it doesn't take over the neighborhood. Good Luck and enjoy your garden!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/603/easy-kids-gardening-suggestions?commentid=1807 April 5, 2013