Getting Kids In the Garden!

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Having a problem getting your kids to eat their veggies? Get them excited again with their very own vegetable garden with plants from Jamestown Feed and Seed.  We have everything from Broccoli to Brightly colored Swiss Chard. Getting kids involved gets them excited about eating what they helped grow and makes dinner time more enjoyable for everyone.  We have found this list of helpful kid's gardening tips from http://www.timesfreepress.com/.

Five tips for getting kids involved in the garden

1. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You can start in pots. Sometimes that’s less daunting than an acre or more. At CDM, they’re growing brussels sprouts, strawberries and blueberries in containers.

2. Create themed gardens. Make a pizza garden of herbs and tomatoes, or a rainbow garden, including a vegetable from each color of the rainbow. Choose a vegetable from each letter of the child’s name.

3. Involve kids from the beginning. Let them be a part of the planning process. Take them along to purchase seeds and supplies.

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4. Think about what’s developmentally appropriate. For younger children, just playing in the dirt is a good way to start. Older children can be introduced to tools. The key is to get them interested.

5. Have fun. If caregivers see it as fun, kids will see it as fun. “When we’re so determined to do what’s best for our children, we forget we’re supposed to relax and have fun ourselves,” Griffin said.