Give your children the opportunity to interact with them, care for them, and in turn fall in love with their plants. The wonder and amazement of how a tiny seed can grow into a pea or a lettuce leaf is really amazing when you think about it. Going to the produce section of a grocery store is great, but doesn’t foster the amazement and curiosity that gardening does. How can one really fall in love with anything in life without a time and energy investment. Love takes commitment, and gardening is no exception.
Don't forget what it is like to fall in love. Show your kids through your actions and your words that vegetables are important. Blow those veggies kisses! Sing to them if you like! You can even plant them in a heart to remind you how truly wonderful vegetables are! It just takes a few moments of your time, and if you had your kids helping you with the seeds, chances are, you have a few lettuces too close together that will need transplanting!!! Just move them into a shape of a heart and voila - maybe it will be love at first sight =)
Happy Gardening - Amanda
The heart project from this post will be featured in a collaborative project fundraiser this February to support the American Heart Association. A Heart Project eBook will be available by making a $5 donation. A special thanks goes out to Jamie at Hands on as We Grow, who is organizing a fantastic group of over 60 brilliant bloggers. Together, we can do amazing things!