Get Growing

Bring a little joy to your day with gardening. It’s a fun activity and a great way to get sunshine and exercise. Whether you have a backyard or a balcony, a little space is all you need. Try these three simple steps to get started.

Tomatoes and zucchini
Girl gardening

Plan Your Garden

Before you dig in, decide what you’d like to plant. Favorites like tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and herbs are great for first-time gardeners. Check the Farmer’s Almanac for the best plants and planting times for your region and climate. Then, choose the right garden for your space.

  • 4×4 Raised Bed – Even 6 inches is enough height. Just choose a spot that gets 6-8 hours of sun a day.
  • Pots or Containers – Use pots that offer good drainage and enough room to grow. Most plants do well in 12″‑15″ pots.

Start Your Seeds Inside

This makes it easy and fun for kids to watch their seedlings grow. Starting your seeds inside also gives your plants a head start, bringing an earlier harvest and letting your kids enjoy their fruits and veggies sooner.

Take Your Garden Outside

Let your little gardener choose where they want to plant their plants in the garden. Have them water and tend to their plants, and soon they’ll be ready for harvest!
Illustration of green beans

Find fun recipes to make with your harvest!

Little Gardener Activity Sheets
Download our easy activity sheets to give your kid’s more tools for gardening fun!

Activity sheets to download

Family fun time ideas

Family Fun

See all of our ideas for enjoying more family fun together at home and outdoors.