Sunday, May 04, 2008

Homeschool Hi-Light: Growing Food with Kids


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A big highlight of our week last week was finally seeing my daughter's peas poking through the ground! Last year my children started growing small crops in pots and it's so fun for them. It not only teaches them biology it also teachs them responsibility as they must keep the plants watered. I highly recommend letting your kids grow their own food!

A great book I found is called Crops in Pots. Not only does it give you ideas for plants to put together in a pot, it also gives ideas for the type of pot to use and a recipe that utilizes all the things in that pot. I urge you to check it out and grow something with your kids!

1 comment:

Shari Ellen said...

How exciting that you have some veggies growing. That book would be helpful for me. I've decided to take it easy gardening this year. My son helped me plant some bush beans and lettuce in containers yesterday. Thats it. I'm cutting down on the weeds this year. We'll see how they do growing in pots.