Children’s Gardening Kits can be heavy and dangerous, but children can also experience the miracle of watching plants grow. One way is to buy potting soil and set up everything yourself, while a faster way is to order a starter set designed for the hands of children. The benefits are convenience and less mess for parents as well as interesting instructions for youngsters to read. Children’s Gardening Kits can be found with different plants and features.
The most basic kits will include a bag of mixed garden seed as well as nifty moss tabs for planting. All these experimental seedlings are grown in trays in order to reduce spilling water. The best part is that the planting tabs are self-contained and do not fall apart easily. They expand after wet for a few days and help a seedling grow and have enough nutrients to really get a seed started.
Like any type of pot, a moss tab can only hold a fixed amount of moisture and roots. A growing plant needs to be transplanted as quickly as possible. Since the tabs are not in cups or pots, there is no need to separate the roots from the walls of a vessel. The seedlings growing in their tabs can be planted directly into the ground or else a much larger container. This is an easy and mess-free way to experiment with growing plants.
A kit might also contain a handheld trowel and a few plastic containers. Often only the starter tabs are included, so adults will need to buy additional potting mix. While allowing kids to scoop through pots full of compost might sound messy, it might be a perfect activity on a table over the lawn. Any spilled soil will simply work its way into the dirt and decompose. The kids are happy to play with dirt, and parents are happy with minimizing mess.
The brightest thing for a child is to watch a seedling grow into maturity. It is one thing to sprout a seed, it is another to produce an adult plant. Growing a full plant in a pot is a challenge because of the nutrient requirement. Potting soil contains moisture but not enough nutrients. This can be solved by purchasing pellet plant food. A growing plant can receive liquid fertilizer every few weeks. Always grow a larger plant in a larger pot because they will use more water.