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My son is obsessed with the outdoors. He’s the ultimate bug catching, fossil digging, mud puddle making boy. It’s pretty hard to get him indoors so we try our best to keep him busy. Since I started up our garden beds again he’s been begging to plant his favorite snap peas in the front yard. How can a mother say no? And growing snap peas from seed is fairly easy.
I handed him a trowel, some gloves, some Miracle-Gro Organic garden soil, and some snap pea seeds. And what he did next was pretty darn awesome. Not only did he plant the seeds, but he proceeded to water them daily, check them for bugs, and give me progress reports on their growth.
I think what I’m most impressed with is the fact that my son will try just about any vegetable if he grows and picks it. And if he doesn’t like it he simply doesn’t eat it. There’s no complaining at the dinner table when a variety of veggies are put in front of him. He simply takes what he likes and eats!
Before we started our garden it was hard to get him to try new things. I definitely think that through the growth in our garden we’ve also been able to grow healthy eaters. When a health, convenient snack is right within arms reach it makes sense to just pick off a snap pea instead of running inside to ask for “junk” food.
Now our snap peas are full grown and really producing. My kids pick off a handful as they’re walking to school and when they come home. Plus, when they have friends over they always bring them over to the garden to grab some snacks to try. I love that my kids are starting to rub off on their friends.
The next crop my son is growing is corn. He and my husband planted it a few weeks ago and it’s already starting to sprout! I’m excited to see his success with his next gardening adventure. I love that my little healthy eater is getting so interested in our gardening beds and taking the lead with his own beds.
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