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