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Bringing the kids into the vegetable patch

Growing your own vegetables and fruit is a good way to spend more time in the great outdoors. This can also be a great way for children to have an interest in gardening which can be an educational and fun experience for them. In this article we are going to look at key ways to get into growing your own food.

Even if you don’t have a garden it is possible to grow some food. There are pots and beds that can be used indoors and you can grow a surprising range of food in them. Once you have found a place to grow your food it is important to look at a calendar and decide when it is best to plant the different vegetables.

This information is often available on the seed packets but if you can’t find it then there are plenty of resources online. If you don’t want to spend money on buying seeds it is also possible to use the seeds from foods that you have eaten.

It’s important to remember that once you have planted up your garden that you will have to continually take care of it. In winter less maintenance is generally needed as there is regular rain but in the summer it is often too dry so make sure your plants get enough water so that they can thrive.

Children generally prefer growing fruit or vegetables because afterwards they can be made into a meal. Once your greens have been growing it can be a good idea to encourage your child to cook them with you as cooking is another very beneficial hobby. To give children an idea of how recycling works it can be also be very useful to recycle the waste that you have produced from cooking the meal as compost.


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