Immy loves our vegetable garden. I am not sure if I can call it a vegetable ‘garden’ as it is really vegetables planted all around the regular garden. You see, we are currently renting a home and so we have had to plant our vegetables in spaces in the existing garden beds (between the existing plants) and in large pots. This does mean that we are kind of limited in what we plant space wise, and so we have stuck to vegetables that we use alot – broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, capsicum and cherry tomatoes and an assortment of the more common herbs. We are lucky that there were also a couple of lemon trees already in the garden.
I have previously recommended planting vegetables as a useful strategy for interesting and encouraging toddler eating. Immy loves it when I suggest each day that we go outside to check our vegies. She comes with me to inspect each plant scattered around the garden, helps me pull out weeds, we check for snails and slugs and caterpillars (all of which have plagued us at various times).
So my challenge to you is to plant a vegetable with your child this weekend. Take a trip to a local nursery and choose a seedling (or two) to plant together. Nurture it, watch it grow, learn together.
Leave a comment below to let me know what you are planting at your house.