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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gardening: Get Your Kids Involved!

The kids that grow veggies,
eat veggies!
It's time to think about gardening!

Did you know? One of the best ways to get your children interested in eating veggies is to include them in growing veggies. Here are six ideas to help you get your children interested in gardening this year.

1. Read Up on Gardening

Find books at the library that talk about the different veggies you might want to plant. Have your kids read them and help decide what to plant.

2. A Special Spot in the Garden or on the Deck

Consider having special areas of the garden for each person in your family. Even if you don't have room for a big garden, you can start small by having a couple of pots on the porch or deck for your garden plants. Then let your kids be responsible for their own little plant. This will give them a sense of ownership. Make sure your garden is easy to access for small children so they can help plant, water, weed, and harvest.
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