These days, you will rarely see children playing outside and not have a tablet or some other form of gadget in their hands. If you have had enough of screen time for your children and want to have them participate in other activities, why not have them help you in the garden?
Gardening is an activity that will teach real-life skills to children and at the same time allow you to spend quality time together as a family. It will also give them a chance to be part of a bigger project that will be good for them. Seeing their own plants grow over time will allow them to keep track of progress and see how far they have come.
This blog post will outline the different vegetables to grow with your kids and the benefits of gardening with them.
Easy Veggies for You and Your Kids to Grow in Your Garden
If you are looking for a productive family activity to try with your children, working on your garden is an excellent one! However, it takes effort and patience to become a green thumb. Plating veggies that easily grow will motivate your children and give you more reason to praise them when they are able to have a successful harvest later on.
1 – Carrots
Carrots are great to plant with children because they will be able to grow in most climates. There are varieties that will be able to survive in the coldest conditions. What is fun about carrots is that you will never know their size until you pull them out of the dirt. This will be great fun for your child to pull up the first carrot of the harvest.
2 – Potatoes
Potatoes are another type of veggie that children love. Whether they are baked or used in a science experiment, children can’t get enough of them! They are also fairly easy to grow so children can be the ones to be in charge of them in the garden.
3 – Peas
These vegetables can be easily grown in individual pots, so children can have their own pot of peas to look after. Although children might be apprehensive about eating peas at first, there are many ways to use them in cooking so you will be able to convince your children to eat them eventually. Plus, there is something about growing your own crops that makes eating them more appealing.
4 – Cherry Tomatoes
Although you may be thinking that tomatoes are technically a fruit, not a vegetable (and you’d be right!) these are another great garden staple to grow with your children. They are great for snacking or using in salads and sandwiches. The possibilities are endless with cherry tomatoes!
Having a vegetable garden and growing your own crops with your kids will give them a much-needed break from looking at screens all day. It will also allow them to try new things that they might just enjoy doing! You will not only be cultivating delicious home-grown vegetables, but also good habits in your children that they will carry with them until adulthood.
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