Planning A Garden With Children - Knowledgebase Question

Stockton, VA
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Question by brichardson
January 31, 2001
Each of our kids has a different idea of what our garden should be. Our yard is only 50 by 50 feet. How can we accommodate their wishes in this space?

Answer from NGA
January 31, 2001
It's great that your children care enough about gardening to want to have a say in the process. If you ask more questions, you may well find that kids are quite happy with a scaled-down version. Most children want hideaways, lookouts, mountains, and water. They may be satisfied with something as simple as a bean teepee, a ladder up the yard's best climbing tree, a mound of grass, and a tabletop water garden that doubles as a birdbath. Also, let each child have a place of his or her own. Creating several 1-foot squares of garden in which each child can plant whatever he or she wants most to grow is a fun way to mark the territory.

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