Summer Gardening

Summer Gardening

What better way to grow vegetables for the dinner table and expand the experiences and learning of your children than to plant a vegetable or herb garden.  Kids will learn how things grow and what it takes to keep plants hearty.  They’ll learn where food comes from. Then, they can enjoy the fruits of their labor at the dinner table.

We usually plant tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers in the backyard.  By including your children in this project, they will learn the importance of water and fertilizer.  Merigolds brighten up the area and help the tomatoes to grow, by cutting down on beetles, whiteflies, spider mites and other insects.  These brightly colored yellow flowers make a dramatic color display against the backdrop of the red and green tomatoes. Marigolds also repel the cabbageworm that attacks plants in the cabbage family like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

The kids can be assigned the responsibility to water the plants, pull weeds and the snip feeders on the tomatoes that limit the growth of the plant each day.  This will give them a special job to do and an opportunity to check the growth of tomatoes and other vegetables. Once the tomatoes are large enough to pick from the vines, they can bring them to the kitchen for everyone to enjoy.

With Maid Right to clean you house each week, you have time to spend with your children having fun this summer doing special activities together.