Give Your Child Their Own Garden! Start Small with @DollarGeneral!

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Last year Gavin started paying attention to all our plants in the garden. It was the first year he really actually wanted to be a part of it. From early on I’ve always made my boys a part of my gardening but the fun doesn’t last past the seeding stage and then they are off. I’m left with all the real work for the remainder of the time until it comes time to reap the benefits and in the come running again.

When they show that they are willing to help through the whole process they earn their own “gardens”. I start them off in bucket gardens and it helps keep their big dream small and easy to manage.

Gavin was thrilled to get started this year since last year he proved he could help. He will be getting several different buckets but recently made a point to get one started sooner. We were out at Dollar General and Gavin saw this bucket and begged for it to be his.

Since it didn’t have a drain hole Gavin and his dad used a drill and put one in.

Then Gavin took some soil from one of our boxed gardens and mixed in some Miracle Grow.

He placed in some seeds we grabbed at Dollar General too.

Then covered with more soil.

Then he watered it down. He now waters it daily.

Eventually this bucket will be brimming with lots of spinach and lettuce.

It’s been a few weeks and the seeds are just starting to bud. Gavin is thrilled his hard work is paying off! I’m glad to see he’s doing it so well.

We were able to grab everything we needed for this project at Dollar General. They have lots that you can find in their Lawn and Garden aisle. This is a great spot to find the things you need at affordable pricing. Just know that Dollar General is not a $1 store.

They have aisles filled with low-cost items that you’ll find will work perfectly in your gardens. You can see here that they had these buckets in two different sizes and also had lots of other choices. That cute Mickey Mouse Pinwheel you see above we also got there for Sawyer.

They had lots of great kid items for outside with Minnie, Dora, Superman, and many more of our favorite characters all over them. They had the cutest little lawn chair that was toddler sized that I regret not grabbing with Mickey on it.

I also grabbed a new hose nozzle while I was there and some seeds. They had everything we needed for our project and Gavin is thrilled with his end result. For the latest in season items from Dollar General make sure to follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.


  1. Christina Foley says

    My daughter fell in love with that bucket when we ran in to Dollar General the other day to pick up some supplies that the animal shelter was looking for. I told her we’d go back to get it this weekend. She always has to have her own garden. I have found some really cute garden decorations at DG before too.

  2. What a fun idea for kids to have their own personal little garden – wish we had a Dollar General near us!

  3. I love the bucket he picked! Dollar General really does have a great garden selection!

  4. Hanan says

    Love that you got your son planting! My four year old brought home a little sunflower plant that they started at school. I love how she already loves the whole process of growing something! Definitely need to do more at home!

  5. Donna says

    My son helps me in the garden and his grandfather (who has a huge garden), but I bet he would love his own individual garden. I love this idea!

  6. Beth says

    This is a great idea. We decided tonight that the kids will get to care for the raised flower beds this year. They get to start with the less fun weeding part. Hopefully the picking out plants part makes up for it!

  7. I wouldn’t have even thought to go to dollar general for gardening supplies. He looks so proud of his planter!

  8. Oh wow they have a lot there! I have been thinking about letting my son grow something small. If not this year then next year!

  9. Such a great idea. My boys help me out in the yard from time to time and this would be a great project for them.

  10. Nice! I Ididn’t realize they had such a large selection of garden items. I love the idea of letting kids have their own container that is just theirs. We also do the larger garden, but something personal is nice.

  11. Ok seriously, I need a few cute garden things. I’m going there later today lol

  12. I think it’s so awesome that your kids are getting involved with gardening! I didn’t realize that Dollar General had such a wide variety of gardening items. I’ll definitely have to check that out.

  13. What an awesome idea! We have a Dollar General right down the road, I’ll have to check their garden products out.

  14. Leah says

    This is a really good idea! My daughter would love to do this and we have a Dollar General too!

  15. Wow, their garden section is huge! I didn’t realize they even sold garden supplies. Going to have to swing by this weekend.

  16. My daughter has had a big pot of marigolds for a couple years now, and a carrot patch last year.

  17. Robyn says

    What a smart idea for kids.

  18. Vickie Couturier says

    my grandsons love to plant flowers and vegetables

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