This is the third year that we have planted a garden. The boys enjoy helping Jim plant the seeds, watching them grow and picking the goods. Notice that I did not mention them liking to eat them so much! Jim and I love to eat the fresh produce. The boys will try green beans. Connor will eat the cherry tomatoes as quick as they turn red, but as far as the zucchinni, yellow squash, cucumbers, peas etc. we usually get a turned up nose. They do not know what they are missing! I keep telling myself eventually they will come around.
Even if they do not eat them, I think the whole process of the garden is a great learning experience for them.
We usually try to grow something new and different in the garden each year. This year Carson wanted to try to grow sunflowers. Jim planted about ten of them. Some critter or critters ate a few of them off before we were able to get the fence around them, but we did get one that grew tall. Carson kept asking how tall it would get, taller than you mommy? We told him it would. He was so excited when it finally bloomed.
Hopefully they will remember this and the fun they had planting a few little seeds and watching them grow into yummy produce or beautiful plants!