Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Garden Chores for Children

A garden pest becomes a child's pet - and your garden is the happier!

On a walk with some family members last week, my youngest started a game of identifying the plants we passed.  After he got 9 out of 10 correct, I had to give myself a pat on the back.

Have I been patiently teaching my children botany?  Quietly sitting down with them over photographs?  Not at all.  I've simply been putting them to work in the garden.

For the past several years, I have given my boys simple chores in the garden.  While each has their own "garden bed" planted with various edibles and flowers, for the most part, the garden chores I give my children are designed to take things off of my plate.  I know realize how, in sharing the work load, I am actually sharing my knowledge.  Teaching life skills.  Imparting information that cannot readily be learned in a book.

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Gardening services Richmond upon Thames said...

It's great that you teach your children to work in the garden! More parents have to do it! They are kids who don't know where the carrots are coming from!

Limitless Reader said...

I heard that there is some types of wood that you could mulch that can act as an organic pest deterrent. My friend just bought some for pest control Port Macquarie, and I am anxious to see the results.

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