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Growing A Garden With Your Toddler This Year


Last updated 4/19/2021 at 4:05pm

Visit the garden together as much as possible and take time to stop and look. Pick up insects. Catch a worm or watch it wriggle. Peek through the leaves for produce. Count the tomatoes. Pull a weed or two.

Even before his or her second birthday, your toddler can interact with, be inspired by, and make discoveries in the garden. All it takes is a patch of dirt, a few seeds, and some patience, and before long you'll find a gardener growing alongside your tomatoes. Here are some ideas for getting started.

Materials List

•A tilled garden site or a large container filled with sterilized potting soil

•Seeds for easy to grow plants (e.g., radishes, peas, beans, cherry tomatoes, carrots, pumpkins, and sunflowers)

•Lightweight tools suited to small hands

•Small watering can or spray bott...

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