There’s one in almost every family: the kid (or adult) that boycotts veggies. What’s a gardener to do?
For kids, get them involved with growing food. Let them help pick out starter plants or seeds at your local Master Nursery® Garden Center and give them ownership of growing the plant. (With help as needed, of course.) Choose veggie and fruit varieties known for their sweet, mild flavor. Some varieties to try include:
- Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
- Sugar Snap Sweet Peas
- Orange Sweet Bell Peppers
- Sweet Corn
Along with mild flavors, many kids get a kick out of veggies with interesting colors, shapes, or names. Try Dragon Tongue Beans, Chocolate Beauty Bell Peppers, Golden Sweet Peas, Green Zebra Tomatoes, Thumbelina Carrots, or “Magic Beans”—Royal Burgundy Bush Beans that turn from purple to green when cooked. (Picky grown-ups might also enjoy these fun veggies, too!)
And, if all else fails, try these recipes that add veggies into meals on the sly.
Whether you grow palate-pleasing plants in a raised bed, container, or in-ground garden, make sure to plant with a Bumper Crop® soil and feed throughout the growing season with Master Nursery® Bumper Crop® Tomato and Vegetable Food to keep the plants growing and productive all season long.
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