What to Plant With the Kids in May and June


Updated May 2021

National Children's Gardening Week brings in the beginning of June this year! We’re edging ever closer to summer (and hopefully some better weather!). The change of season doesn’t mean that the growing season is slowing down; actually, now is the best time to be planting some types of plants with the kids. For those of you who have been patiently caring for your plants on the windowsill and in the mini greenhouse, now the weather will be getting warm enough for them to make their own way outside. (For information on when to do this, see our Growing Guide).

If you’ve yet to start planting anything, or you’re still in the planting mood, then you may be wondering what you can still plant with the kids in May and June. But never fear - we’ve made a handy list for you!

Flowers such as poppies, wildflowers and the beloved sunflowers are all still good to go at this time of year, and can be planted successfully from seed until mid-June. They should flower in the summer and up until the autumn sets in.

Although it’s a little late for some veggies like tomatoes and peppers, for many others it’s prime time. Sweetcorn, butternut squash, broccoli, beans, peas, carrots, radishes, aubergines etc etc are all perfect to be planted from seed into June and even July. Strawberries are great to grow at this time – they won’t produce fruits this year, but planting now ensures strong, healthy plants in time for the autumn. All varieties that we stock at Gardening for Kids are easy to grow varieties, and will please the little ones way into the summer.


We’ve posted links to our children's growing kits that are perfect for planting at this time of the year, so take a look and get growing!

What to plant in with the kids in May

Windowsill Edible Flower Garden
Blue, Pink and Wildlife flower mixes

What to plant with the kids in June

Runner beans
Butternut squash

Windowsill Vegetable Garden

Let us know how you and your children get on with growing. We'd love to feature you in our upcoming Growers' Gallery. Happy growing!

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  • Sarah Edgeworth
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