How to equip a children's garden


If you go to the cottage children or grandchildren, you've probably already noticed their interest in gardening concerns

Unfortunately, over time, the children's enthusiasm is markedly reduced, and garden work be the for a teenager is boring, tiring and tedious duty. So it didn't happen, will satisfy the curiosity of their offspring, their thirst of creativity and experimentation. If you do not risk to trust the toddler watering or weeding their own garden beds (it's worth noting that some 4-5 years successfully cope with it), organize a children's garden.
Do not take Chad land large enough sometimes a single bed. However, all depends on your possibilities and wishes of the child and its possibilities. If you dig in the earth he loves more than chasing the ball in the street (and it happens) – let him do the experimenting and for pleasure.

Place a children's garden so that you are comfortable to observe young grower – if necessary, you can always come to the rescue, and calmer when the child is under supervision. Make sure that there is a safe water source for irrigation (pond not scooping water, a toddler can fall into it). Generally, before the start of the new season will not be superfluous to test how the country safe for children — sometimes the danger lurks where you least expect it.

To dig up the soil and break up the beds you have, but their layout is better to solve together. The size of the beds pick up based on the age and growth of the child: it should be easy to take care of their plants. If you break a children's garden in the regular style beds with geometric shapes, arranged in a strict order, give preference to small squares or narrow rectangles.

Good idea – the children's vegetable garden in containers. This is a mobile variant, whose location can be changed if necessary. For example, in the rainy summer just to rearrange the boxes with the plants on a covered terrace or veranda. In addition, the containers themselves become an interesting decor item for your site. Just remember to monitor the soil moisture in the containers, it dries out faster than regular soil, and water the plants young gardeners often have.

Simple and unpretentious option for those who have little space or little time: "the garden", equipped in factory packaging soil mixtures. Put the packets directly on the ground whether on a small stand, make small holes for planting and the garden bed is ready.
However, in this case, you should consider a number of nuances:
usually made of black polyethylene film, these bags in the sun can get very hot, leading to overheating of the roots. It must be borne in mind when choosing a place for the children's garden.
in such conditions more difficult to pour rastiniai control the humidity of the soil. So that moisture does not accumulate, and the plant roots do not rot in the bottom of the pack, pierce a thick nail atersheds drainage outflow of excess moisture.
an important selection of ready-made soil: they are not all the same quality and fit for any kinds of plants. The child is not disappointed in horticulture because of bad experiences, buy for baby "beds" only proven soil mix.
In the children's garden appropriate to a variety of decorative elements: scarecrows, figures of animals, vatrushki, pinwheels and more. For climbing plants (e.g., beans), a handy little "pyramid" from wicker. Make sure together with baby signs with names of the crops planted on the beds. If the toddler can't read yet, draw pictures instead of words.

The beds should be done with the fences. This beautiful and practical: soil does not crumble, the side surfaces of the ridges do not grow weeds. You can use regular planks (well sanded, so the baby had splinters). Paint these bumpers to achieve a better preservation of the wood and an additional decorative effect.

It is interesting to see fence, woven of twigs on the principle of the fence, but they are more time consuming. Should not be used for framing children's ridges once popular slate and asbestos-cement slabs: it is fairly brittle material, and its sustainability is questionable.
Paths between the ridges is better to mulch: looks good, and weed is not. The easiest option: zastelil aisle geotextile or any other black non-woven material (not film!), to fill them from the top layer of sand. The geotextile allows water to pass through but prevents the growth of weeds and washout of sand, which tracks children's garden is probably the most appropriate landfilling.

And finally – the most important rule of arrangement of the children's kitchen garden: create it together with your child. He let the first steps you will feel the master of this little piece of land responsible for the fact that it will grow, and confident that you will always be there to teach him what they know.


P. S. And remember, just changing your mind — together we change the world! ©



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