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Melinda’s Garden Moment:Vegetable Gardening with Kids

If they grow them, kids are more likely to eat them – vegetables that is.

Start with a family planning session. Get everyone involved drawing pictures of their favorite vegetables and the garden they want to grow.

Plant lettuce, radishes or other fast growing vegetables that give quick results and keep everyone interested in the garden.

Try planting a variety of fun radishes and colorful carrots in containers. It’s easy for them to plant, maintain and observe container gardens.

Include color in the garden. The kids, parents, and grandparents may like planting yellow, orange and lilac colored peppers.

And purple beans are fun to watch turn green when cooked. Plus include some kids favorites like yellow plum tomato, a fun Fairy Tale eggplant, early ripening 4th of July tomato and something new – maybe it’s cauliflower this year.

Add some original artwork as you label the plants in the garden to keep the fun and excitement growing throughout the season.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.