Up until this point the garden has fun but has been mostly work. There has been the excitement of seeing the plants sprout and then grow but my daughter likes to cut to the chase, she wants results. About 2 weeks ago we finally got those results from our peas and beans. Now, it wasn’t a “bumper crop” but it was something tangible that she could see, touch and eat. That’s right, my daughter the picky eater ate her vegetables without sitting at the table for an hour and actually LIKED them. She even asked for more! My son was also impressed. I would have had more pea pods but he kept picking and eating them right out of the garden. Vegetables do taste better right out of the garden, but there is also something to be said for putting in the effort to get something that makes it taste that much better.
I was thinking… she also doesn’t like to eat meat. Maybe next year we’ll get a cow in the spring. She could help feed it and take care of it. We’ll fatten it up all summer and then together we could slaughter it in the fall. That’ll get her to eat hamburger.
- Harvest Time in the CS4 Garden (csdailyblog.wordpress.com)
- What’s Sprouting in the Sprouts Garden? (jenhaugenrd.wordpress.com)
- July garden (sallieandian.wordpress.com)
- 4 Tips When Gardening With Kids (backyardgardeningtips.com)