A kids herb garden is a great way to give with no previous exposure to gardening the opportunity to see how things grow. For a child who has grown up doing gardening chores, it’s a way to share the joy of planting and caring for a garden of their own. A child’s personal garden of herbs can be fun, yet provide rewards for work well done.
An herb garden can be as large as the child can manage or as small as a single pot or container. Your child will probably have best results with a garden plot approximately the size of a window box. If it is too large, you may find yourself having to do part of the garden care, since it’s too much for a child to deal with. A plot that is too small doesn’t give the child as much interest in taking care of the garden, since there can’t be more than a plant or two.
Your child can get started by being present when the garden containers are selected. This allows you to rein in over ambitious plans while maintaining a high level of interest in the project. You can choose a series of individual pots, one for each of the growing herbs to make it easier to get optimum watering and sunlight.