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Finding Gardening Tools For Children

Involving the entire family in the gardening process can be an enriching experience for everyone. Children love to garden, the adventure of planting seeds and then watching them grow, can be a fun past time for the whole family. When allowing children to help with the garden, it may be a good idea to find gardening tools for children. The big tools may be too hard to handle and children could injure themselves with these tools. Gardening tools for children are made with children in mind, and come in just the right size for little hands.

Types Of Gardening Tools For Children

Just like adult gardening tools, these pint size tools come in a wide selection of choices. Many gardening tools for children also come in bright colors and with designs on them. These enticing creations not only appeal to a child’s sense of style, they are made to be useful for the children.

Gardening tools for children include the ever popular wheel barrel. What child does not love putting dirt, weeds and plants into a wheel barrel and making a trek out to the backyard. A wheel barrel is not only good for gardening, but there are always stuffed animals that will enjoy a ride through the garden.

Water cans are another choice in gardening tools for children. Again, many of these cans are made in bright colors and with designs painted on them. Children will enjoy watching seeds grow, and allowing them to water the plants is a great way to involve them in the garden process.

A useful utility belt is another one of the gardening tools for children that can be found at almost any store. Many of these aprons can be tied on, and contain small tools that connect them to the apron. The children can walk around with their tools at the ready, to pull out weeds and help mom and dad take care of the garden.

Little knee pads can also be purchased. This is not only a fun tool but a very practical tool for the garden. Knee pads can save on the wear and tear of children’s clothing when they are helping in the garden.

Selecting gardening tools for children can be a fun journey that will inspire your children to garden. Gardening tools for children can be found at almost any gardening store or even on-line. Let the children help select their own tools, after all, they are the ones that will be using these tools.


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Gardening Tip #7

Foliage plants usually have high nitrogen needs, while flowering plants, K2O is needed. Slow release fertilizers can be mixed with the compost. However, certain plants like cacti and orchids need special fertilizer. Feed plants during their most active growth period.