Savor the Thyme has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 5 seconds.

If not, please visit and update your bookmarks and RSS feed if necessary.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Garden Update - Lessons learned

I will say this a million times and you can choose whether to believe me BUT one way to get you kids into eating healthy foods is to get them involved. A fantastic way to do this is by having a garden. Involve them in the fun from the get go and also teach them lessons about being accountable.

The kids helped choose all of the herbs, vegetables and fruits, plant them, weed, water, harvest etc. So far we have only eaten one cucumber but it was a thrill and every day they look forward to looking for raspberries (they never make it into the house as they eat them) and to see if the tomatoes have turned orange yet.

I have also taught the kids about accountability today as I showed them how overgrown the cilantro was and how some of the leaves on the bottom are all yucky because mommy neglected her herbs this past week. They saw how much more work I had to do to trim them, pick weeds etc. and noted 'you need to do a better job mom'. Well said.


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Great post... I agree with you 100%, although I do not (yet) have kids. It is true for my husband, though! It's amazing how excited he is to eat yellow squash when he picks it from our garden. If I had brought it home from the farmer's market, he would no doubt turn his nose up and ask to order pizza! :)

Chef E said...

Ditto...what a beautiful thing you have going...jealous!

TheFitnessFreak said...

You're garden looks just like mine does right now. I keep hoping I'll wake up to a green tomato but it will be a few weeks I think:) My cilantro kicked tail for about 2 weeks then petered out and died:( I love cilantro so I was very sad.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin