Summer Activities for Teenagers Series: The Gardener

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Our Summer Activities for Teenagers Series is the perfect place to find things to do in the summer! In this installment, we have lots of ideas for ‘The Gardener’ in your family!

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The Gardener

For the one who has their own flower garden, fills the window ledge over your kitchen sink with tiny seedlings, and asks you to help them build raised garden beds in your backyard…

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Put some seeds in the ground…

  • Plant a raised-bed vegetable garden
  • Plant an herb garden 
  • Design a succulent container garden
  • Plant a salad garden
  • Use potatoes, garlic, onions, etc. from your kitchen to seed new plants
  • Plant some pumpkin seeds to harvest in the fall
  • Plant a flower garden
  • Grow your own strawberries


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Add some curb appeal…

  • Mow and weed eat your yard
  • Design or maintain flower beds
  • Make your own stepping stones
  • Trim trees and bushes
  • Do lawn care for a single parent, elderly neighbor, etc.


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Do good for the Earth…

  • Learn how to compost
  • Make solar-powered path lights or hanging lights
  • Create a rainwater collection system to water your garden


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Create a backyard paradise…

  • Create a fairy garden
  • Build a fire pit
  • Make a backyard mini water park or splash pad
  • Build a porch swing
  • Create a misting system to keep everyone cool
  • Create a time-lapse video of your growing garden
  • Bury a time capsule
  • Build a water feature
  • Build a seating area


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Disclaimer: All activities in this series may not be suitable for every teenager. It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to determine whether their teens are of appropriate age, maturity, and ability to participate in any given activity. It’s a Joyous Journey LLC takes no responsibility for any accident, injury, behavior, damage, etc. resulting from any person’s involvement in any activity listed in this series. Please note that many activities involve the internet/social media. We take no responsibility for any content on any website other than our own. Please monitor your teen according to your own family’s internet/social media guidelines.

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I love to share my passion for family, faith, learning, and adventure! I am a worship pastor's wife, a homeschool mom, a former public school teacher and counselor, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. My heart is to encourage and support families who are homeschooling kids with ADHD, homeschooling high school, and raising teenagers. I'm so excited for you to follow along on this joyous journey!

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