Did you know that planting a garden with your kids may be the best strategy for getting them to stop eschewing vegetables at the dinner table? According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables, eat them. Best yet, a garden doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. You can simply pick up a garden kit as a starting point for your little green thumbs.
Did you know that planting a garden with your kids may be the best strategy for getting them to stop eschewing vegetables at the dinner table? According to the American Gardening Association, 98 percent of kids who grow their own vegetables, eat them. Best yet, a garden doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. You can simply pick up a garden kit as a starting point for your little green thumbs.Growums Garden Kits
As a fun way to celebrate Earth Day or as a healthy alternative to Easter baskets full of candy, gift your children with a kid-friendly garden kit. One of our favorite picks is Growums Garden Kits, which come with seeds and coco or peat pellets. In addition to being a fail-proof way to grow herbs and vegetables, Growums offers an online interactive platform that will enhance your family’s garden growing adventures.Interactive garden fun for your kids (and you!)
Growums offers six fun garden kits: Herb Garden, Pizza Garden, Salad Garden, Stir-fry Garden, Taco Garden and Ratatouille Garden. Your kids can choose their favorite garden kit and then track it online with help from a colorful cast of herb and vegetable characters. The Growums website has an animated step-by-step series of mini videos that are updated every 10 days with tips on plant care in addition to helpful hints for parents, information on all of the herbs and vegetables, and fun veggie games for the kids. Parents can also go to the Learn2Grow.com
website for more extensive gardening tips and information.Healthy eating is easy to plant in the garden
With a little help and information from Tomicio the tomato, Frank Cilantro, Belle Peppa, Ice Berg the lettuce wrapper and, of course, Elvis Parsley and more, your kids will be able to bring their fresh bounty to the kitchen to help make healthy family meals. Growums gives children a hands-on experience in growing their own food, eating healthfully from garden to table, and learning gardening skills they can take into adulthood. A family who grows food together is also prioritizing the importance of spending quality time together.There's no better time to grow a garden
Growums are available online at www.growums.com
and at independent garden centers across the country. Growums can also be used in fundraisers – for every Growums garden kit purchased through a fundraiser, a generous portion goes to the child’s school or organization and the company donates a portion of proceeds to feed needy children. Spring is here and there is no better time to grow a Growums.More vegan lifestyle tips!