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Gardening Fun: The 5 Best Vegetables to Grow with Kids

Great vegetables to grow with kidsI've been growing vegetables with my children (now ages 8 and 18 months) since before the oldest could walk, and I've found there are a lot of rewards when you get your kids involved in the garden.

My daughter will eat her weight in raw sugar snap peas or red peppers in season, and my son can't get enough broccoli. All credit goes to the garden. We all want our kids to be diverse, healthy eaters, and when it comes to vegetables, studies show that if your kids can grow it, they are much more likely to eat it. That's good news, considering that no age group of U.S. children comes even close to eating the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables.


Erica Strauss, Northwest Edible LifeAbout Erica Strauss:
Professional chef-turned-garden writer Erica Strauss raises kids, chickens, and vegetables on one-third of an acre in suburban Seattle. She writes about edible gardening, seasonal eating, urban homesteading, and keeping a productive home at Northwest Edible Life. Join the NW Edible conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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