A great way to do get them excited is to pique their interest before sitting down at the dinner table.
Try this green thumb challenge: plant a garden with your kids and grow some of your own food!
Get started with these tips:
- Decide on a container garden or a backyard garden.
- Make sure you pick a sunny part of the yard since most plants need at least 6 hours of full sun each day.
- If a sunny spot is hard to find, a container garden allows you to move the plants to sunny areas throughout the day.
- Pick a theme for your garden, e.g., salads, herbs and spices, pizza seasonings, salsa, or just specific foods like tomatoes or peppers. This will help when shopping for seeds.
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- Make notes about your plants' basic needs: how far to space plants, how often to water them and when you can expect to see the plants bloom.
- Check out ways to freeze your food so you can enjoy them during the winter as well.
- Create your own cookbook. Search the Internet, cookbooks and magazines for recipes that use the ingredients growing in your garden.