Gardening is a great way for kids to see nature in action and learn where their food comes from. While you once needed a yard (and good weather) to grow strawberries or basil, innovative garden kits have made gardening possible for more people. Kids who live with little or no outdoor space can now tend to indoor gardens any time of year and watch how dirt, light, and water magically morph seeds into food that they can harvest and eat for dinner. Indoor garden kits and herb garden kits give kids the opportunity to care for something, and when kids are involved in food preparation, they gain a sense of ownership, making them more likely to try new things, even weird vegetables.
The idiot-proof self-watering indoor garden makes this process even easier, especially for parents who don’t have the time, space, or the green thumb, to do, say, raised beds.