Little Gardeners

This year, we decided to join our Community Garden. Mom and Dad Potato have plenty of gardening supplies handy, but CP #1 and #2 needed some of their own. While shopping, the team discovered these sturdy Schylling-brand garden tools at Play & Learn in Freeport, but you can find them at toy stores throughout Maine.

Garden tools from Schylling toys

We also found Boss-brand, cotton gardening gloves (just $2.99 ) at Goff’s Hardware in Yarmouth. The gloves fit CP #1 perfectly, but they’re still a bit large for her younger brother. Gardening mittens, anyone?

Kids' gardening gloves like these can be found at local hardware stores and nurseries

O’Donal’s Nursery in Gorham carries kids’ gardening supplies, too. We found a an assortment of colorful gloves from Boss, in smaller sizes, and also a few wide-brimmed hats from Wallaroo.

We love this Wallaroo sun hat from O'Donal's Nursery in Gorham

At the Paris Farmer’s Union, we discovered a recyclable, Pink Pig Watering Can plus a great deal ($6.99) on a children’s gardening set, which includes a steel watering can and three hand tools (trowel, rake and shovel).

Traditional watering cans seem lackluster compared to this pig

Team Cute Potato tries to buy local whenever we can, but the Target dollar bin offers metal hand tools for $1.00 plus super cute garden kneeler pads for kids, which have already come in handy while digging in the dirt.

Garden kneelers from the all-too-tempting $1 bin at the South Portland Target

Hope these ideas help your family get started this season, and if you have any other recommendations, do tell!

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  1. Just found your blog and will use it as a great resource! We live in the Bangor area, so post about things to do with kids (and lots of other things) in another part of Maine. See what you think! And, I think my kids need that pig watering can!

  2. real shovels are hard to find in kid sizes – schylling seems like a good option but Reny’s also has some bright-red shovels that look like they’ll last a long time – esp. for under $10!

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