Welcome To The Children's Garden Collection
A Collection of vegetables, Flowers & Herbs That Every Child Should Have the Opportunity to Grow
Nearly every passionate gardener learned their skills as a child from someone who loved to garden almost as much as they
loved the child. Gardening is one of the few safe, healthy and intellectually stimulating activities that can be a lifelong
passion. Teach a child that you love to garden - it will be a passion you both can share forever.
For more advice on gardening with children click here.
Beans Scarlet Runner
Peas Caroubey De Mausanne (Snow Pea)
The perfect bean for children to grow.Ten foot vines produce very
showy flowers in clusters. Pods are fat and fuzzy. Seeds are remarkably
colored purple and black. A favorite of Native Americans.
This may be the sweetest snow pea
you ever grow. The 3-5 foot vines produce beautiful purple flowers which
mature into large tender pods. This old variety came from Avignon, France.
Carrots Danvers Half Long
Peas Little Marvel
An heirloom that originated in Danvers, Massachusetts.
This carrot is colorful, deep orange, and will grow almost anywhere
This pea was also known as American Wonder. The 15-20 in.
plants produce large yields of very sweet, dark green peas throughout a long
Carrots Tonda Di Parigi
Sweet Peppers California Wonder
An heirloom from Paris, France, this round, brightly orange
colored carrot is very sweet and a favorite for little hands to plant and to harvest.
This pepper is frequently the one grown as the Bell Pepper.
Plants are easy to grow and prolific producers. The very large fruits ripen from
green to red. The flavor is mildly sweet. Better used for stuffing than eaten
raw in salads.
Cauliflower Violeta Italia
Sweet Peppers Candy Bar
Few children like to eat cauliflower, but after growing this one
they may change their minds. Large vigorous plants produce beautiful purple
heads that turn bright green when blanched.
This is a great pepper for a children's garden. It is also known as
the Chocolate Bell pepper because it ripens from green to dark brown. It is
amazingly sweet at maturity.
Cucumber Mexican Sour Gherkin
Sweet Pepper Chervena Chujski
This is a MUST HAVE for a children's garden.
Cucumber like fruit are shaped like tiny watermelons and taste like cucumbers
sprinkled with lemon juice. The vines which produce tiny leaves, tiny flowers
and lots of little cucumbers can be grown on a trellis as well as on the garden floor.
Good for salads or for pickling.
This is a Bulgarian heirloom which ripens from green to
brown to a beautiful, shiny red. The fruits taper to 6 in. and resemble hot
peppers, but they are incredibly sweet.
Cucumber Parisian Pickling
Pumpkins Baby Bear
A very rare, wonderful French heirloom pickling cucumber.
Vines produce plentiful amounts of tiny, 2 in., delightfully sweet little gherkins.
Can be eaten raw, but make excellent pickling cucumbers.
These tiny 2 lb., 5 in. pumpkins with dark orange skins are perfect
for little hands. They store for months
Cucumber Straight Eight
Pumpkins Big Max
One of the most popular varieties of cucumber ever. Introduced
in 1935, vigorous vines produce 8 in. slightly striped, smooth-skinned cukes.
If you have the room, this is a great pumpkin to grow for children. The
pumpkins may grow to more than 100 lb. Grow one pumpkin per vine. The rule
of thumb is one leaf for every pound of pumpkin. The more leaves, the bigger the
pumpkin. Count the leaves and you will know how much your pumpkin weighs.
Corn Painted Mountain
Pumpkins Rouge Vif d'Etampes
This is the most beautiful ornamental corn you will
ever find. Kernels are deep jewel shades. Purchase several packets because
children just love to sit and play with these seeds.
This is the original Cinderella pumpkin. It is the
pumpkin that Cinderella's fairy godmother turned into a coach. The variety is
more than 200 years old. The pumpkins are very flat, 6 in. high by 18 in. in
diameter. They are not good to eat but they are great for ornamental purposes,
and they have a great story to tell.
Eggplant Thai Green Pea
Radishes Crimson Giant
Children usually do not like eggplant because of its strong
taste and texture. This eggplant is perfect for children because the small,
round giant pea-sized fruit are fun to pick and enrich soups and stews without
the mushy texture.
This is the largest radish grown. It can grow as big as an
apple. It has deep crimson skin and white flesh with a mild flavor
Lettuce Red Velvet
Radishes Plum Purple
This is perhaps the darkest of all red lettuces. This leaf lettuce is a
striking addition to the garden and tasty too.
This is a wonderful addition for a children's garden. The radish
has bright purple skin and white flesh that stays crisp, sweet and mild all season.
It is hardy and adaptable to most soil conditions and can stay in the ground
longer than all other types.
Lettuce Tennis Ball
Radishes White Globe
This is a MUST HAVE for a children's garden. The tiny, 7 in.,
light green heads are just the right size for little hands to harvest. In the 17th
and 18th centuries, this lettuce was packed in salt brine to preserve it for
eating throughout the winter.
This is a white skinned, white flesh globular radish with a mild
flavor. It matures very early in approximately 26 days.
Melons Eden's Gem
Summer Squash Gold Rush
This is one of the best tasting melons you will ever encounter.
The softball sized, green fleshed fruits weigh approximately 1-lb. Can be
grown on a trellis as well as the garden floor.
This is a very tasty, deep gold zucchini. Fruits are approximately
7 in. long and have a rich flavor. Bushes are fairly compact.
Melons Queen Anne's Pocket
Summer Squash Zucchini Black
This is a MUST HAVE for a children's garden.
The tiny fruits are 3.5 in. long by 2.5 in. in diameter and have a smooth skin
with jagged orange and yellow stripes. The white flesh is edible, but tasteless.
This melon is grown for its incredible fragrance. In Victorian times, women
carried these fruits in their pockets so that they smelled good.
The fruits of this zucchini are so deep green that they appear
to be black and are best when picked at 6-8 in. but will remain tender and
tasty when larger. Plants are compact bushes, everbearing and more vigorous
than other zucchinis.
Onions Purple Bunching
Winter Squash Vegetable Spaghetti
This is a wonderful addition to a children's garden. These
vivid reddish-purple scallions will delight the little hands that harvest them.
Easy to grow for spring or fall harvests.
This is a MUST HAVE for a children's garden. Vigorous
vines produce oblong, 8-12 in. long, cream colored, 2-4 lb. fruit. The pale gold
flesh resembles spaghetti and when baked or boiled can be scraped out of the
squash and eaten like spaghetti. This is a fun plant to grow and eat.
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