Download this Free Garden Planner for Kids!
Having a Homeschool Garden can be very beneficial to your homeschool and your life. So, why not teach your child to garden right in your own back yard? This two page Garden Planner for Kids is designed to be used as simple notebooking pages or basic worksheets for kids to write down notes and facts as you go through planning a spring garden. It includes:
- The Soil Worksheet– This can be used in a variety of ways. Soil preparation is a key ingredient for any garden, however small. You may want to have your child take notes as you research with them what to add or test in your soil. I recommend starting with a small garden box or raised bed and adding a soil mix of 2 parts compost & manure and 1 part peat moss. You may also want to add small amounts of vermiculite, blood meal, and bone meal. These can be purchased at any garden store. How much you add would depend on the size box you are filling with your soil mixture. This way, you can control weeds and the content of your soil so much better. It really makes for a successful garden experience if the soil is done properly.
- The Spring Garden Plan– This page can be used to draw a small design or plan for you spring garden.Below are fact boxes for spring crops and flowers which I tend to use the most. Your child can write the facts on these plants and what kind of conditions, spacing, and care they will need in the fact boxes. You should actually go through the facts before your child plans their garden box so that know how much space they will need before they design the garden space.
You may also like my Planning a Summer Garden Series! We had a very successful garden last year. It’s focus is summer planning and the series covers:
- Getting Inspired
- How to Start Box Gardening
- Prepare Your Soil
- Starting Seeds
- Choose Plants You Will Use and Enjoy!
- Planning Out Your Plant Placement
- Tomatoes, Peppers, and Cucumbers
- Favorite Flowers and Herbs
- Tools and Maintenance
- When to Begin Planting
I’d Like to know: What do you think are the most beneficial things your child learns from gardening?