2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 03:30
Do you have access to a small community garden or plot of land? Here are 10 easy-to-care-for plants that will let your kids enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of their efforts!
Peas are absolutely delicious when freshly picked and will delight your little gardeners.
When to plant them: Between March and May
Ideal conditions: Temperate climate, sunny, regular watering, but without excess, avoid extreme heat
Depth: 4-5 cm
Distance: 20 cm
Harvest after 3 months
Cherry tomatoes are the easiest tomatoes to grow. Their plants produce a lot and the color of the little tomatoes will be the envy of your children who will redouble their efforts in removing the weeds.
When to plant it: Mid-May
Ideal conditions: Sunny location and rich, well-ventilated soil
Depth: Plant a seedling and hide the roots well
Harvest when the fruits are ripe and well coloured
Mint grows so well thatyou will have more trouble containing it than growing it so you can plant the mint and its pot. You can also grow it indoors all year round. Get a small seed tray that will allow you to manage your herbs well all year round!
When to plant it: After April
Ideal conditions: sunny, partial shade
Depth: 5 to 10 cm
Harvest from April to October
By taking good care of your little plants, removing weeds and renewing your strawberry plants every 3 years, you could have your own little harvest of garden strawberries.
When to plant them: From mid-August to mid-October
Ideal conditions: Acid soil, even rocky, sunny, ideally high up, protected from rodents
Depth: 15 cm
Harvest in July when the strawberries are red
Ground cucumbers, those dark, short cucumbers we know well, are easy to grow, but fear frost.
When to plant them: Between April and June
Ideal conditions: Cool, sunny soil
Depth: 15 mm
Distance: from 50 cm to 1 m between rows
Harvest from June to October
Carrots are delicious, kids know that. But they don't know that theygrow in secret. They will be happy to pull on the cute leaves to find them!
When to plant them: From February to July
Ideal conditions: In a pot or loose soil, full sun or partial shade
Depth: 1 cm
Harvest after 12 to 16 weeks
Starting a potato plant is extremely easy, a whole potato that germinates a little can even be planted directly. As the sprout rises, form a small mound of soil that will protect the stem.
When to plant them: When the lilac blooms (early May) sprout upwards
Ideal conditions: Soil well warmed, Depth: 8 to 10 cm
Harvest after about 3 months
Radishes are delicious, but will get too strong if left to ripen for too long. Watch them closely and pick them as soon as they look fresh and crisp.
When to plant them: Starting in May
Ideal conditions: Warm soil sheltered from frost
Depth: A few millimeters
Harvest after four weeks
You can soak the seeds a little before planting and don't water too much, otherwise the seeds will rot.
When to plant them: Between mid-April and mid-July
Ideal conditions: temperatures above 10o C, groundwell ventilated
Depth: 3 to 4 cm
Distance: 35 cm
Harvest after one month
As the melons are very large, you will need to plant the watermelon seeds in small mounds of soil every 50cm to 150cm.
When to plant: Around May
Ideal conditions Fertile, well-drained soil after flowering, water every 3 days
Depth: 2 to 3 cm
Harvest in July or August, depending sunshine
Urban Farmer with Ricardo
If you have no knowledge of the subject and your failed attempts lead you to believe that you have absolutely no green thumb, the site of Urban Farmer can advise you and improve your sense of timing. It allows you to create a virtual vegetable garden from real information. Plant your vegetables there, enter the planting date and the tutor will guide you! It's a great learning experience for budding gardeners.