Children’s guide to growing fruit and vegetables

Children’s guide to growing fruit and vegetables
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Our children’s guide to growing fruit and vegetables is a fun way to get started on helping kids make healthy eating choices. Planning activities for your kids and getting them to eat enough fruit and vegetables can be tricky. So, we’ve come up with a fun solution to achieve, and we’ve included a fruit and vegetable growing cheatsheet for kids and a fruit along with a veggie reward chart to inspire healthy eating choices!

This downloadable and printable veggie growing guide teaches children a valuable life skill, gets them outdoors and encourages healthy eating. If children know where their food comes from and have had a hand in growing it, they’ll be more excited about eating it.

Our fruit and vegetable growing guide tells you:

  • the best times to plant seeds
  • when to harvest
  • how often to water
  • where to plant them
  • and even creepy crawlies that may pay a visit!

Within our guide to growing fruit and vegetables, your kids will get a little taste of what it’s like to be a farmer by growing carrots, potatoes, onions, beetroot, peas, strawberries, raspberries and more.

To help children learn more about growing fruit and vegetables, the infographic includes fruity facts and an informational rainbow chart about the goodness hiding within your homegrown delights.

All of our fruit and vegetables are grown in a pot or on a plot, however, if you want to go the extra mile for your seedlings, you can start them off in a root trainer – this may be for the more advanced farmer.

This guide is a great activity to do with your children in early spring, giving them the opportunity to get their hands dirty, watch the lifespan of the foods we eat and ultimately eat more healthily.

Don’t forget to spread these activity sheets with other mums and dads!

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Farm Together Infographic


A reward chart is a fun way to incentivise kids to make healthier food choices and get picky eaters to try new fruit and veg. Download the printable, and have your child choose their reward.

To help you get started, check out our blog on getting your garden ready for growing vegetables, and then head over for some yummy child-friendly recipes you can make using your fresh fruit and veg.

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