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Kinder Garden Children's Seed Collection

Grow a better world by sharing gardening with the special youngsters in your life. Our Kinder Garden seeds are a hit with kids of all ages.

Read fun letters from each of the flowers and vegetables to learn about how to grow super plants from our top quality seeds. This section of our site is also a terrific resource for schools that are creating a playground garden. Teachers can use these pages to educate their students about the simple joys of gardening, and children will love the sense of accomplishment they gain from growing their own flowers and vegetables. Come and play in our Kinder Garden!

Chloe Cosmos Seeds

Chloe Cosmos Seeds

  Cosmos Chums Seeds

Cosmos Chums Seeds

  Cool Cucumber Cal Seeds

Cool Cucumber Cal Seeds


Green Bean Guys Seeds

Green Bean Guys Seeds

  Milo Marigold Seeds

Milo Marigold Seeds

  Morning Glory Mary Seeds

Morning Glory Mary Seeds


Nasturtium Nancy Seeds

Nasturtium Nancy Seeds

  Pea Pod Pals Seeds

Pea Pod Pals Seeds

  Pumpkin Patrick Seeds

Pumpkin Patrick Seeds


Racer Radish Seeds

Racer Radish Seeds

  Sunflower Sally Seeds

Sunflower Sally Seeds

  Sunflower Sam Seeds

Sunflower Sam Seeds


Tomato Tom Seeds

Tomato Tom Seeds

  Zinnia Zelda Seeds

Zinnia Zelda Seeds

  Zucchini Zach Seeds

Zucchini Zach Seeds


2B Seeds Kinder Garden Seeds are foil packed in our SowNSeal™ packets for optimum gardening results. We donate each year Vegetable seeds to special Garden Projects for Schools and Foreign Garden Programs. Contact us if you know of a program that is needing Seeds.

Letting Your Kids Pick

Probably the single most useful - and obvious - tip for getting your kids interested in growing their own food is to allow them to pick things they would like to grow.

For many adult gardeners, much of the enjoyment comes from planning what to do grow, so if you let your children in the process, they would more likely feel they have a real stake in what’s going on. Give them their say and you might be amazed at the ideas they’ll come up with and what it appealing for them and the reasons.

By growing your own food is another good way to stimulate your child’s interest in gardening and cooking. Your children will be amazed by planting their own fruit or vegetable in your own garden, preparing the soil, planting the seeds, watching it germinate, taking care of the plants as it grows and then going to the garden and picking it to eat for dinner. There are many educational and health benefits for the whole family, as well as the satisfaction of seeing the whole garden project through –from beginning to end, especially if the end product tastes really good.

If this is your children's first attempt at growing their own food, try to aim for rapid results – especially when they are quite young – to keep their interest and excitement a quick reward. Plant some fast-producing crop like snow peas and beans, carrots, radishes.

They're curious, and like to learn by doing, and as you know they love to play in the dirt.

By working in a garden, your child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something that lives and over time they are observing the cycle of life firsthand.

Gardening also gives your children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is unfortunately overlooked in most standard school curriculums. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental knowledge and awareness by exploring nature.

Our children and our grandchildren have been involved with gardening from an early age, and it was exciting to watch their interest and their self-esteem grow as their gardening efforts yielded food for the dinner table. Although there are many crops suitable for your young gardener, here are some of our favorites, which are relatively easy to grow, have short growing seasons and are fun to harvest.

Favorites for Kids

    Sunflower

  • Sunflowers are a must for any child's garden. Plant just one or two, since they take a lot of room. Sunflowers will sprout in 1 week, and then become a small seedling with in 2 weeks, and should be 2' tall with in a month, depending on the variety planted. In 8 weeks, the buds will flower revealing hundreds of seed kernels. Make sure to grow 'eatable' types of sunflowers, if you are growing for food. They will dry naturally in the late summer sun; you can also hang upside down with a net below to catch the seeds, rich in protein and iron, can be roasted for snacks. Save a few for next summers' planting.
  • Radishes

  • These little gems gibe quick results for the young gardener. Radishes germinate in 3-10 days, and have a very short growing season of 20-30 days. They can be planted closely, 4-6" apart. Plant in cool weather for a mild radish, or hot weather for a hotter radish.
  • Tomatoes or Cherry Tomatoes

  • Cherry tomatoes are a must for kids. These may be the most fun crop for a child. Plant in full sun and use seedlings rather than planting from seed. Put in a 2' stake alongside each seedling; they need to be tied loosely to stakes as they get taller. Add lots of compost. Water at ground level, trying to keep leaves dry. Growing season is 50-75 days.
  • Nasturtiums

  • Flowers that are easy to grow and yield results quickly, which will encourage the young gardener. Nasturtiums will bloom in about 50 days after the seeds are planted, with orange, yellow and red flowers. They do prefer sunny, dry locations and do well in poor soil as well. Choose the shorter varieties for garden beds. One great thing about nasturtiums is that they are pest resistant, which ensures a successful planting. The flowers can be edible, and can be used to add color to a fresh garden salad.
  • Bush Beans

  • These little green gems are fast, easy, and have a high yield, and because they do not grow tall, they are easy for your kids to pick. Bush beans will germinate in about 4-8 days, and mature in 40-65 days. Plant closely spaced, about 4' apart. Grow in direct sun; water the soil but try to keep the leaves dry as to prevent disease. Bush beans will not need poles or trellises to grow.
  • Pumpkin

  • If you have the room to grow Pumpkins, your kids will love watching them grow. Plant seeds in a small hill; poke three holes in the hill and put one seed in each hole. Seeds will sprout in about 1 week, and after a few days, vine leaves begin to form and creep along the ground. Once you have 3 pumpkins on the vine, it is best to pick off any new blossoms. Pumpkins will take about 80 - 120 days to harvest. They will be ready when it feels hard on the outside and sounds hollow when you tap the skin. Let an adult supervise the cutting, using shears. Seeds can be dried to eat or baked, or save for future planting. The inside can be used for pies, and the pumpkin for the kids to carve.

Children Love Ownership

Let them have their own garden beds. May it be a raised bed or a container or a ground plot, be sure to give each child his or her own separate plot. Keep it small, very small for young kids. Put their plots right in the middle of the action, with the best soil and light. Set them up for success.

It is important to engage them throughout the entire process, from planting the seed to placing on the table. Children learn better when they understand the reason and context of their activity. They will also learn that gardening can be fun, and far more than idle play; they are contributing to the family well-being and especially in these hard economical times that they are helping the family. Besides planting and nurturing their garden beds, try to be sure they alone do the harvesting and preparation of their crop for the table, no matter how modest the offering.

A good lesson is always start from seeds. While it may be a convenient shortcut to buy starters, children will learn more by seeing the growing process as it begins with seeds. The care given to sprouting seeds and nurturing the young seedling are a valuable part of the gardening experience as well as how to nurture any living thing.

Show off their work. When your friends some to visit make sure to point out the children's beds. Take pictures of their harvest and send it to their grandparents, aunts and uncles. The more attention given to their work is the best motivator for children to stay involved with a project.


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