It is important for children to understand the value of effort, patience and dedication, and their direct relationship with luck and success. Like everything in this life, to learn this teaching the best is experience, not words.
When children are small, children need the consequences of their actions to be immediate, in order to understand that there is a cause and effect relationship between the two. Therefore, it is difficult to make them understand the relationship between work and effort, and the successes obtained.
How to Plant a Garden at Home so You kids can Enjoy?
The creation of a small urban garden at home can be a fun and very useful activity for the child to learn, through play, the value of effort. In addition, it helps them to be responsible for their actions, to be forewarned and to know that human beings are always at the risk of nature.
To carry out this activity, it is only necessary to have a balcony or a terrace and a large planter. There are very practical tables of cultivation that can be bought in the nurseries, like Verdecora.
They are very comfortable as they are high enough that you do not have to bend down when planting and collecting. If you do not have a nursery near the house, there is always the option of ordering a reliable ironmonger with a zinc pot with a hole in the center (to pour unnecessary water), which you can then place on an old table with legs of metal.
The irrigation can be automatic, with watering or hose, that is the least. The land must be special for cultivation and the “natural fertilizer”, if we want, we already know where to find it. If you have aphids, but you want your production to be totally ecological (without pesticides), the ladybugs or cobblers will be your allies.
Thus, while children learn this fundamental teaching in life, they also understand that fruits and vegetables do not appear in the refrigerator or the supermarket by spontaneous generation.
Some species that we can see are easy to plant in a terrace with Spanish continental climate and oriented northwest are: cherry tomatoes, strawberries, peas, oregano, peppermint, sage, potatoes and chives. If you do not feel empowered, there are also some companies that advise and help you.
The result is very stimulating, both for children and adults neophytes. Being able to decide what you plant is difficult, however planting a garden at home is very rewarding as well as educational.