Growing Edibles With Kids

by Leila on July 10, 2011

We have been really busy with camping and family activities so my blog updates are not the abundance they usually are! After traveling and life getting in the way of things I always wonder what pile of mail I will come home to and how full my inbox will be. One thing I didn’t think about was coming home to these delicious garden treats!

Growing edibles with kids means that they are more likely to eat what they grow. They are also great harvesters. Most of the time I don’t even have to ask them to pick our edibles and they gobble them up right away. Really though… kids tend to do a better job at weeding, picking, digging and hauling off really heavy things! Some may call it child labor but I call it being smart. Kidding of course…


About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.

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Mama Wants This July 11, 2011 at 5:01 am

Yum, gorgeous edibles! :)


meleahrebeccah July 11, 2011 at 9:05 pm


Those look delicious.

And if it makes you feel any better, I haven’t been blogging very often either. This summer has been too busy!


Optimistic Mom July 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Yummy! My son loves picking fruit…….unfortunately, it isn’t at our very own garden. Maybe someday. Enjoy!!


Damon May 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

That is an amazing point about kids being more likely to eat what they pick! I’ve never wanted a garden so much as I suddenly do now. In general, everyone is a bit alienated from their food for my taste. :-)
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