Wanna be a farmer
Are you a kitchen gardener, victory gardener, or maybe just like me, want to grow your own food, and gets excited when you’re daughter at four says;“look it is coming spuds up, when is it time to pick them?“
New York, London, or out in the country, We all can grow something, and connect with the natural world. If you are an apartment dweller simply use containers to grow your vegetables.
“I like planting seeds and water it, and look at plants growing, and then eat it! Says my four-year-old daughter. “
It is important education to give to your kids, a lesson on how vegetables and herbs grow. Where tomatoes come from (not just something they buying in the store). Kids who grow their own food are more likely to eat vegetables.
Planning your garden
Before you go to the your store to purchase seeds, think about what you (ask your kids) like to eat, how much sun you have.If you are going to use containers, or if you are planting directly in your garden. On the seed packets in the store it will say how much sun the plants need and soil.
Don’t get intimated, start with few plants in the beginning and then continue the next year and grow bigger, then you know what worked or not.
Planting seeds indoors
In our family we usually start the seasons early, February,March, and April, planting seeds indoors. When we have warmer weather (no danger for frost) we plant them outside. Follow the instructions on the packets carefully.
A good way to help them along the germination path is to cover the container in clear plastic and place it on top of the refrigerator for a couple of days to keep them moist and warm. When you notice the plants breaking the surface, you can move them to the window, but leave the plastic on for a couple more days, and make sure the plastic does not come into contact with the sprouts. Once the seedlings seem sturdy enough,remove the plastic.
Easy herbs and vegetables
Easy Herbs and vegetable to start with, they are also good for container gardening.Sugar snap peas and cucumbers, are very popular for kids,because they grow so fast and are looks funny, and are so yummy to eat!
In our family we love to grow different kinds of herbs, tomato, cumbumber, sugar snap peas,kale,squash,peppers.We also have had success with sunflowers and nasturtium flowers.
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