Kids gardening

There are 2 reasons for this post... 1: so I can brag on my little girl, and 2: to get other people to brag on their kids, too...
My 6 year old daughter has a little garden "all her own"... she started the seeds, helped plant the seedlings, and she waters them on a semi-regular basis...
She got to see her first flower in her garden today - one of the oriental peas flowered - and is already producing a pod... she is so excited I had to show her a "full grown pea pod" to keep her from picking and eating it right then... She is very excited!!
Tony
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my 4.75 year old is on his 2nd year of 'his own' gardening. we're in NH, so he only has lettuce out in the garden, but he has several tomatoes & peppers (both hot & sweet), plus watermelon & pumpkins started under lights indoors.he also has moonflowers, bells of Ireland, hollyhocks & four o'clocks under the lights (i had to go look. i don't always remember what he's started). we buy marigolds to plant with the basil & tomatoes & he'll probably start nasturtiums outside after last frost date (2 more weeks). he's asked me to help him build a bean teepee & he got ahold of my Making Bentwood Trellises (Jim Long) book, so he has a few projects in there picked out, including a trellis for the moonflowers. oh yeah, he has 4 flats of pansies ready to go out too... and 2 windowboxes on the enclosed porch, one with beets & one carrots. he's definately been bitten by the garden bug :) lee
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WOW! Now that's a kid with a green thumb!
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yeah, if he'd get weeding down i'd just retire ;) he tends to be very passionate about his interests. he does get a bit impatient waiting for seeds to sprout (which makes indoor seed starting more attractive actually. things come up faster). lee
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My kids don't have their own garden - yet - but are growing grass seed in egg shells with faces drawn on them. The "egg heads" are a really cute project, especially for young kids or urbanites with no gardening area and the grass ends up looking like hair.
Jacqui

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could we get a picture of these eggheads? They sound interesting...
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my 4 year old son has a pot with tomatos and garlic. he helps me all over the yard and can point out a hosta or a pansy but that's about it because that's all we have!! he helped build a 8'x6' trellis with me too. my 2 year old daughter is happy to sit in a dirt pile and scoop dirt on her lap LOL
Oh yeah - my son also runs around the yard screaming "WEEDS!!! WEEDS!!!" and pretends they are chasing him - LOL
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The scarey thing is, if I told my daughter about this, she would do the same thing... and her little brother would become the weeds..... both of them grow like weeds....
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