We put together this simple planting kit as an easy way for aspiring young gardeners to get growing. The kit includes a set of small, well-made gardening tools, and a selection of seeds, chosen because they are relatively easy to grow and yield colorful, flavorful results that any youngster would be proud of.
Sturdily made from glass-fiber-reinforced polypropylene, the six tools are lightweight, strong, and non-rusting. Suitably sized from 8" to 9" long, they are less cumbersome than traditional hand tools, and they won't scratch surfaces the way metal tools can. The set includes a wide trowel, four-prong cultivator, weeding fork, narrow trowel, two-prong cultivator, and weeder (all of which can serve double-duty as beach or sandbox tools).
The set also includes one pack each of the following seeds: heirloom organic Golden Wax yellow beans, Peaches and Cream sweet corn, Imperator carrots, and Little Marvel peas. The seeds are prepared by the Ontario Seed Company, a Canadian supplier that has been cultivating seeds of proven quality for over 125 years. They all tested by an independent laboratory to meet or exceed Canadian seed standards for germination, and each packet has detailed planting and growing instructions printed on the back to help ensure success.
A great activity for adults and children to share, the kit offers a host of associated benefits, from teaching patience and responsibility to the cultivation of good eating habits and the simple pleasure of getting outside.