Growing vegetables is really a fun experience for the whole family. But, when there are kids in the house, it can be overwhelming to get them used to these new vegetables and plants. I want to help you in your quest to learn how to grow vegetables without making it too hard for your children to eat the vegetables they’ve grown in their own kitchen!
Growing vegetables together is a wonderful idea but I think that we should be careful with what vegetables should not be planted together. This doesn’t mean that your children cannot plant different vegetables in their own garden. It just means that you should limit the varieties that are going to be planted together. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you should avoid planting together.
First of all, don’t plant the same kind of vegetable together. The kinds of plants that are most common in backyard gardens include cabbage, carrot, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato. You don’t want to create too many varieties of vegetables with too few varieties of each kind of vegetable.
You may also want to consider trying something different when it comes to growing different types of vegetables together. For example, if you are trying to grow cabbage and lettuce together, try growing red and yellow peppers, or another variety of pepper instead.
Don’t plant a lawn in your garden either. Lawns tend to decompose quickly. If the soil starts to rot too quickly, the nutrients that the plants need to survive will be removed faster. With the decomposition of the soil, it also takes away moisture from the soil, which can make your plants too dry.
Also, try to leave an area of ground between your plants. When the plants have a clear path to get from one part of the garden to another, it allows for air flow, which is good for your plants. Keeping a distance from the plants helps them to breathe more easily.
Finally, plants in the same pot can be very boring in your garden. If you only have a small space in your garden, make sure that you plan ahead to include smaller pots of vegetables together. Also, if you are creating a garden that is going to have a border around it, then choose plants that are going to match each other well.
But, when you have large yards, it’s OK to use the space between plants in the same pots as an area for you to enjoy gardening. By planting plants that are in different pots, you are going to create a fresh organic taste. In fact, if you have an area for plants in pots, it is likely that you won’t ever have to purchase those pesky fresh vegetable bags.
Also, when you plant together with your children, it is important to remember that you should only plant vegetables that are in leaf stage when the leaves turn green. You don’t want to try to plant something like lettuce and carrots at the same time.
Some people even plant blue carrots on a bed of lettuce. I think this is a great idea because it makes your kitchen look like an artist’s studio. But, I think that blue carrots are the best when they are going to be turning into green carrots and not blue ones.
So, learning how to grow vegetables is a fun experience. And, having children can be stressful. So, if you are planning on doing some of the hard work of planting and tending to your own garden, then you might want to consider planning ahead and planning what types of vegetables and plants you’re going to use to create a variety of foods that everyone can enjoy.
Kids love variety and kids can get bored very easily. So, making sure that your garden doesn’t have too much of a variety will help to keep kids from getting bored. But, if you do have kids in the house, then make sure that you keep the variety of vegetables a little bit high to avoid boredom!