Get youngsters excited about growing their own food with this easy-growing garden filled with colorful varieties.
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Kids like plants that appeal to their senses and spark their imaginations. This easy children’s vegetable garden plan will please gardeners of all ages with unusual and fun-looking vegetables such as kohlrabi and ‘Scallop’ summer squash. They’ll enjoy large plants like sunflowers and tiny plants like the 'Kaleidoscope' carrots that produce bright red, deep purple, salmon-orange, yellow, and white varieties, each with a unique flavor. There’s even a shady, teepee-shape playhouse made out of bean vines. Kids will also love making the garden pretty with the marigolds that flank the bed's edge. And at harvest time, you can have your own "Easter egg" hunt for the most colorful radish.

Easy Children's Vegetable Garden illustration
Credit: Illustration by Gary Palmer

Plants for Creating the Easy Children's Vegetable Garden Plan

If you aren't able to find the exact cultivars listed above, substitute with others that have similar colors, shapes, and sizes. And because some plants can become overly aggressive and spread out of control in certain climates, always check which species are considered invasive in your area before planting.

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