Encouraging gardening with your children can be a great idea. It is a fun activity that encourages them to develop green thumbs, so that when they’re older they’ll be up to create a fantastic garden full of all the sort of plants that they would need to eat.
Unfortunately, it is often the case that some plants are not suitable for children, as the children simply don’t have the skills to take care of them. Fortunately though, there are plenty of plants that you can choose, which are very hardy, and can easily survive even when your child forgets to water them consistently.
Sunflowers one of the most popular flowers for children to grow, and they are often very excited about these because they grow up to enormous heights. The world-record for sunflowers is over 25 foot tall, and while your sunflower probably won’t grow up to this height, the chances are that it will be significantly taller than your child.
Planting more than one sunflower can be a particularly good idea, as it allows a child to be creative in the garden. If you have enough space, it can be a good idea to plant several sunflowers in a particular pattern or shape. You could perhaps allow the child to spell their name, or create a special pattern that they love.
In addition to sunflowers, there are several other plants that can be brought into the flowerbed, which can bring a wide range of different colours. Busy Lizzie’s, pansies, and radish seeds are all great options, and can bring a wonderful variety to your child’s flowerbed. If you want to purchase any of these seeds, they can easily be sourced from your local garden centre, and you’ll be able to find everything you need there to get started with a fantastic garden.