1. Home

Creative Vegetable Gardening with Kids

Give Them the Unusual and Surprise Them with Color!

By

Children and vegetables may not be a match made in heaven, but kids will love to vegetable garden if they grow these vegetables. We keep hearing that kids spend too much time indoors watching entertainment on a screen and eating junk food. The rate of overweight children and teens has nearly tripled in 20 years, increasing from 6% in from 1976 to 1980 to 16% from 1999 to 2000.*

Ease your kids into loving both vegetables and gardening by surprising them with the unexpected. Purple carrots and a tomato that masquerades as a pepper. Why not? And there's lots more where that came from.

*According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, as reported by the Gallup Organization

Vegetable photos are courtesy of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and Territorial Seed Company

Images 1-12 of 13
Potatoes:  All BlueRed, White and BlueCauliflower 'Chedder'A Cauliflower That Doesn't Need a Cheese SauceTomato: Yellow MagicAn Edible BowlCorn:  Ruby QueenThis Ornamental Corn is Also Delicious
Beet:  ChioggiaSome Things Aren't As They SeemCarrot:  KaleidoscopeYou Can Plant a RainbowPurple Bean 'Royal Burgundy'Purple is the New GreenBean:  Italian RoseBeautiful as Italian Marble
Tomato 'Principe Borghese'Truly Sun Dried TomatoesCucumber 'Armenian'Dinosaur CucumbersPurple TomatilloA Garden FiestaEgyptian Walking OnionTake the Name Literally
  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Gardening
  4. Vegetable Gardening, Herbs, Fruits & More
  5. Vegetables
  6. Kids and Veggie Gardening
  7. Vegetable Gardening with Kids - Give Them the Unusual and Surprise Them with Color

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.