Gardening, fresh air, and exercise.
Even if you don't have a backyard garden, you can still enjoy gardening with your family. Here are just a few ideas to try.
Container or window box gardening
Tomatoes, green peppers, or other vegetables can be grown in large pots on balconies or terraces. Lettuce, radishes, and small vegetables can be grown in window boxes.
Windowsill herb garden
Herbs are easy to grow in a sunny windowsill, and fresh herbs are a tasty addition to many recipes. Most herbs in the typical spice rack can be planted and then harvested for cooking.
An herb garden is a good project for children because herbs sprout and grow quickly. Children can see the results of their work within a few days.
Share a garden with friends or neighbors. There will be plenty of produce to share with less work.
In some areas, garden plots are available for rent. Contact your county extension service for more information.
If none of these options appeals to you, visit a farmer's market. You can get fresh produce and still enjoy being out in the fresh air. Many farms also have u-pick berry patches. Visit these farms to pick fresh strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries.
With a little imagination, you and your family can reap the benefits of gardening.
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|Title Annotation:||ways to help children learn about gardening|
|Publication:||Humpty Dumpty's Magazine|
|Date:||Jul 1, 1996|
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