Top 10 Gardening with Kids tweets

Every week, I post top 10 tweets about soil-related topics. This week I’m covering the top tweets from #groundchat’s gardening with children. It’s all about encouraging our kids into the garden.

Getting children outdoors gardening is a difficult task in today’s world of video games and electronic entertainment. There’re ways to inspire kids to go outdoors. Make it fun! From enjoying the outdoors, it’s a small step to encourage children to garden.

 

Last week’s #groundchat was all about growing gardeners with guest host, Steven Biggs, co-author of Grow Gardeners. Kid-Tested Gardening with Children: A 4 Step Approach. Most of the top 10 tweets were tips for parents.

Gardening with kids

Tweet 1

Sarah at #StarkBros ‏‪@StarkBrosCares May 29 
I recently read about kids in a community garden naming their plants and talking to their plants when they’d visit. Engaging! ‪#groundchat
3 retweets 4 favorites

 

Tweet 2

Jeavonna ‏‪@jchapstk May 29 
Sign making, mulching, fences, etc. All non-gardening gardening chores for the kid that flat out refuses to garden. ‪#groundchat

4 retweets 3 favorites

 

Tweet 3

Steven Biggs ‏‪@NoGuffSteve May 29 
For smaller children, try plants that are appealing to touch. e.g. a fuzzy leaf. ‪#groundchat
2 retweets 4 favorites

 

Tweet 4

Sarah at #StarkBros ‏‪@StarkBrosCares May 29 
Harvesting is a good way to get kids inspired to garden. If they grow in your zone, strawberries are easy and rewarding ‪#groundchat
2 retweets 4 favorites

 

Tweet 5

Cristina da Silva ‏‪@CristinaGardens May 29 Brampton, Ontario


The GIVEAWAY? ‪@NoGuffSteve book “Grow Gardeners. Kid-tested Gardening with Children” ‪http://www.com/blog/books-products-review/how-to-get-kids-outdoors-and-gardening … ‪#groundchat
4 retweets 2 favorites

 

Tweet 6

Modern Mia Gardening ‏‪@modernmiagarden May 29‪@NoGuffSteve‪ A4: Sunflowers! The Wonder Kids love watching them get tall and watching the bees devour the pollen. #groundchat 
2 retweets 3 favorites

 

 

Tweet 7

Steven Biggs ‏‪@NoGuffSteve May 29 
Mexican sour gherkins, a.k.a. Mouse Melon, a.k.a. Cucamelon. Good example of fun crop for kids. ‪#groundchat
2 retweets 3 favorites

 

Tweet 8

Harder Services Inc. ‏‪@HarderServices May 29‪@NoGuffSteve‪ see their end result get’s them giddy:did lil planters for them this year w/ popsicle sticks 2 label what they had #groundchat
2 retweets 2 favorites

 

Tweet 9

Jeavonna ‏‪@jchapstk May 29 
Once I came to grips with my spider and snake fears, I’m good. I had to. Kids will inherit your fears if you are not careful. ‪#groundchat
2 retweets 2 favorites

 

 

Tweet 10

Laurel Hounslow ‏‪@LaurelHounslow May 29‪@NoGuffSteve‪ Plant and harvest, walking, bird spotting, treasure hunting, biking, hiking, playgrounds, digging in soil/sandboxes #groundchat
1 retweet 3 favorites 


Written by Cristina da Silva
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 in #groundchat News

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Comments

  1. I name my plants and talk to them, too, and I’m all grown up. 🙂 Great idea for a post. I don’t Twitter because dealing with my own random thoughts is a full time job. I can’t process everyone else’s, too. But I do love the idea of a crowd sourced post. I wish more kids gardened. A few teachers at my school looked into creating a garden, but we couldn’t guarantee it would be tended over the summer and the extra water wasn’t in the budget. 🙁


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