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Spring is coming!! Get your kids excited to plant a garden that promises a yummy meal!

There are plenty of fun items to plant in your garden, and nothing is more satisfying than harvesting your vegetables and using them as ingredients in your home-cooked meal. But what if you could make an entire dish out of the contents of your garden? And better yet, what if you could turn it into a cooking lesson for your kids at the same time? Consider a salad garden, a salsa garden, or even a pizza garden this spring!

salad garden

Grow a Salad Garden
The Fall Creek Gardens display at the 2014 Flower and Patio Show listed these ingredients to help you harvest delicious salads all summer. Plant items such as:

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Green onions

Compost bin and vegetable garden

Grow a Salsa Garden
Home-made salsa cannot be beat!  For a delightful, spicy dish, try these tasty options:

  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno pepper
  • Red onions
  • Red Bell pepper
  • White onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic Chives

pizza garden

Grow a Pizza Garden:
Most kids will be sure to love this project.  Some folks have even gone as far as making their garden into the shape of a pie, with each slice representing a different ingredient–Yum!

Also consider incorporating some arts & crafts with your kids to make fun labels and signs!