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5 Fun Garden Product Ideas to Inspire Children


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It's never to early to get kids interested in the garden. So we have tracked down five great gardening product ideas that we think will help inspire them and hopefully help get them outside, stuck in and keen on gardening for the rest of their lives.

Grow and Plant A Pizza Garden Kit

Supplied by: Creativity for Kids

Description:

DECORATE: Embellish your pizza garden tray with the stickers and coloured stripping supplied. PLANT: Add your basil, tomato, oregano and pepper seeds to your pizza planter and watch them grow. All you need to do is add water. EAT: Enjoy your pizza toppings by adding them to a homemade pizza base. A yummy pizza which you will have created by yourself. COMPLETE KIT: Comes complete with everything you need to grow your delicious pizza toppings including a garden tray, planter, seed packets, scoop and stickers along with garden mister.

Why we liked it:

We thought this was a great concept. Seriously, is there a child that doesn't like eating pizza? Getting them to associate gardening with something they already enjoy seems like a good approach to get them keen.

Little Gardeners - My First Mini Greenhouse

Supplied by: Johnsons

Description:

Complete gardening kit to grow cress, sunflower and coleus. Have great fun building a re-usable mini greenhouse and start growing with your little gardeners. Kit contains quick and easy cress, sunflowers and unusual coleus, plant tags magic compost, widger and dibber, and activity sheet with fun facts, all included for year round growing.

Why we liked it:

We thought the mini-greenhouse idea was a bit and a good way to gets kids interested. We also like the fact that this is a project that you can do at any time of the year, not just during the summer months.

The Kew Gardens Children's Cookbook: Plant, Cook, Eat

Supplied by: Kew

Description:

This beautiful kitchen-garden cookbook, produced in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, contains step-by-step guides to show how easy it is to grow peas, beans, potatoes, carrots and more in your garden, in patio containers or in window boxes or on an allotment. Then transform your home-grown produce into delicious meals and desserts by following easy, step-by-step recipes.

Why we liked it:

We liked this book because of the great use of photography and illustrations. The whole book has been designed to be engaging and fun for children. We also liked the way growing and cooking were brought together so that children learn where their food comes from and how they can get involved with the process.

Kids Tool Bag Set

Supplied by: Briers

Description:

An ideal set for getting kids outside, set includes: garden tool bag, mini watering can, mini hand rake, trowel and fork. A great tool for teaching kids about sowing, growing and caring for plants The perfect start for budding gardeners everywhere! In bright fun unisex colours with multiple pockets for storing bits and bobs. Wooden handles from FSC approved sources

Why we liked it:

We liked it because it is a nicely designed set which we think children would really enjoy receiving as a present. We also the feeling of quality and that it will not break on the first use.

Traditional Children's Fork

Supplied by: Spear & Jackson

Description:

Manufacturers 10 year guarantee Mirror polished stainless steel head for rust resistance and minimal soil adhesion. One piece hardwood shaft split to form a wishbone handle. Weather proofed hardwood shaft for greater durability. Tool Height 820 mm (32 Inches) blade size 180 mm (7 Inches) x 134 mm (5 Inches) Grow your own great British growing 2018 award winners

Why we liked it:

We liked this product because it is the real thing - only smaller - rather than just being a toy. A useful piece of equipment for the older child who is getting serious about gardening.

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