The monsoon season is considered the best season to plant and re-pot plants. The air is abundant with moisture and the weather is perfect to take on gardening activities. If you do not have access to a garden or don't want to step out into the mud, consider taking on planting a plant in a pot rather than in a garden. However, kids love getting their hands muddy and jumping headfirst into squishy muck – so consider giving the garden a try. Family gardening activities not only bond the family over a constructive activity but also make them learn to work together as a team.
There are several options when it comes to planting a family garden. If you have an outdoor garden, then a vegetable patch is always a wonderful idea. Growing the patch comes with many steps which can involve the family in its entirety. To begin with, erecting a fence or cordoning off an area to grow plants is an activity that can actively involve the children. They feel a higher sense of involvement when their opinion is taken into consideration right from the get-go.
Another great part of planting a family garden involves choosing the kinds of plants you would like to grow. Each family member is entitled to their own opinion and it is important to involve the entire family in the same. Speak to your local nurseries and get an idea of the kind of plants you can grow and in which type of soil. The options lie between growing plants from seeds or saplings. Again, it is smartest to speak to professionals to ensure your plants grow well.
Planting a family garden comes with so many fun activities associated with it outside of physical planting. Children can be put in charge of creating markers out of old popsicle stick to demarcate which plants are growing where. Homemade fences painted in bright colours are also a wonderful way to brighten up your garden.
Growing and developing a garden together comes with a myriad of benefits when it comes to spending time together as a family. The act of choosing plants, soil, seeds and even gardening tools is a wonderful way to bring a family together. It is also an activity that ensures the family spends time together outdoors, rather than going for a movie or to the mall. The team effort behind planting saplings or seeds together is well worth the effort.