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Mike the Gardener

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Some of my earliest childhood memories are working with my dad in his vegetable garden. I can remember heading over to my grandparent`s house and always being amazed at what they had growing. Everything growing in their gardens were always so healthy and colorful. The images of the vibrant red tomatoes and the dark green, fresh looking cucumbers are ingrained into my mind for eternity.

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I am the author of the book Vegetable Gardening for the Average Person as well as the creator of the Seeds of the Month Club where members receive non gmo, heirloom variety seeds every month. You can listen to Mike each week on the Vegetable Gardening Podcast where he interviews gardening industry experts.
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My granddaughter does. I recently moved from Washington State to Arizona and had no idea how to garden here. She would sit on my lap while we looked for info on the net. 

Basics down, we bought some pots and herb seeds to start. Her job is to water every night. Every night she would ask what was in each pot. By the time the first week was out she knew them all even when I shuffled them around trying to trip her up. 

One of my proudest moments was when we were in the grocery store and she found and correctly identified, basil, oregano, parsley and cilantro! 

We are happily growing watermelon and cantaloupe for the first time. Keeps your fingers crossed.

This is a picture of an old plastic bench the wind picked up & threw. Instead of throwing it away I planted tomatoes. I'll have them climb the back and over the sides and front. I think it will be pretty when filled with tomatoes. 

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Great use of the bench [smile]
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Accustom kids to the gardening is a good idea. In that way, we can teach them to treat after plants. Moreover, it's a good way to learn how to eat fresh and healthy.

 

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Gardening with kids is a wonderful experience. Teaching our kids how to grow plants and trees for food and flowers benefit them in many more ways.

One reason why kids should be taught gardening is that they will learn patience. As we all know gardening is not a one day process. Kids are so eager to see the result and so they wait for the flowers to bloom. I know it’s a bit hard for them as they want things to be done then and there. They are very impatient but once they get into gardening, they will learn this by the course of time.

Discipline is another thing that a kid learns from gardening. Watering your plant is a daily process. You cannot delay it or postpone it. Once you stop watering your plant, the plant will stop showing results. Children will know this once they get into gardening.

Success, success success!!! You child will be the most happiest to see his first fruit of the plant grown by him. When the result comes out to be success, it increases the confidence level in the child. Most kids are put down by failure.

 

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Yes I am doing my gardening everyday and it makes me so happy and excited once the fruits and veges is grown.
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