With sustainable living becoming a focus for many, it’s unsurprising that many families are wanting to learn how to grow vegetables at home. What’s more, creating a vegetable garden at home is a fantastic project for the kids to get involved with! Whether as a half term project or an activity for a sunny weekend, here’s our vegetable garden ideas for creating a delicious mini vegetable garden.
Now, let’s make sure you have everything you need…
- Raised bed
- Drainage gravel
- Peat-free compost
- Vegetable seeds
- Plant food
- Optional: Garden paint
Vegetable garden ideas for kids:
1. Position your raised vegetable garden bed
The first step to creating your children’s vegetable garden is to find the best place for the raised bed.
A good sunny spot will make the best home for your raised vegetable garden, meaning that their veg seedlings will have the best chance of sprouting.
Prepare the surface underneath by clearing away debris and ensuring the ground is level. You can position garden beds on the lawn, soil and even concrete areas. If you’re working on concrete, add some drainage with a layer of gravel before putting your bed into position.
Top tip: Before filling the raised bed, why not add some character? Painting the wooden structure is a fantastic way for the kids to get creative! Get your little ones to select their favourite colourful shades from our extensive garden paint range.