April 17, 2012

Planting a Garden

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As a family to strives to care for themselves we like to keep a garden. Because we live in a cold(er) climate that means we are required to start our seeds indoors in small cups. This year we saved ourselves extra money by using cups made out of our old newspaper and Expand ‘n Gro™  potting soil.

Last week our little seeds poped their heads through the soil and this week they are looking more and more like little plants. We have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, herbs, pumpkins, peppers, and more. It is not only good for our diet to have these healthy foods readily available but it is also good for the kids to watch them grow. 

There is something about planting a seed and watching it grow. Weeding. Watering. And gathering fruit. It makes kids more willing to try all these foods that are so good for them. It also encourages me, as mom, to find fun and new ways to prepare the foods so we do not waste our hard work.

We love planting a garden each spring. The results are so rewarding! What a wonderful way to teach your children to care for themselves and to help your family get the nutrients they need from fresh fruits and veggies. There are so many great ways you can garden and so many great tools to help you succeed. EnG Product Shot.pngAdvertisement

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