Who says eating healthy has to be challenging and expensive?

Growing your own healthy food can be a fun and rewarding experience for your family. 

You don’t have to have a green thumb to grow healthy vegetables and fruits. You don’t need a large space. Simply purchasing transplants (seedlings-young plants), good soil in a pot/planter or a raised bed, and following planting directions can make the process easier. 

Create a watering schedule with your family and make sure your plant is getting the right amount of light. Allowing your children to pick what they want to grow  will give them a sense of ownership and responsibility. 

Great fall vegetables you can grow outdoors are beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, lettuce, mustard, onions, radishes, spinach and turnips. 

As the weather changes, plant or transplant vegetables and fruits that will grow indoors such as arugula,  bell and hot peppers, and cherry tomatoes, and strawberries. 

Once it’s time to harvest, create tasty dishes or snacks.

 For delicious recipes go to https://www.parents.com/recipes/healthy-kids-snacks/12-fun-fruit-veggie-snacks-for-kids/?  

Happy Gardening!

Ms. Shantile

1st and 2nd Grade Science