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Starting a Garden with the Kids #kidsinthekitchen

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Teaching you children where their food comes from might be one of the best lessons when striving for healthy and balanced eating. Fresh produce and meats, wholesome snacks and plenty of exercise is the best choice for everyone but real life is front of us. We do the best we can with a balance of these and convenience products.
Starting a Garden with the Kids
This past weekend was the yard and garden overhaul. It wasn’t time to start planting yet but I didn’t want waste anymore precious time so I got the kids a mini greenhouse so we could start seedlings in the house. I know there are more cost efficient ways to do this with everyday items but this was simple and it let me start 72 plants at once.
Starting a Garden with the kids
The kids got peas, broccoli, green beans, fennel, carrots, tomatoes, spring onions, peppers and tomatoes into the kit. They dug out the holes, added 2-3 seeds each pod and watered in about 30 minutes. Not bad for that many seed packets.
Starting a Garden with the kids

Starting a Garden with the kids
Over the last couple of days I’ve noticed growth, noticeable growth. The sun hasn’t been out much this week so the greenhouse has stayed in the house under watchful eye.

Starting a Garden with the kids

Growing our own veggies isn’t new. We harvested so many tomatoes and peppers last year that we had to give a lot away to friends and family. It’s satisfying to see the hard work the kids put out digging and planting resulting in something delicious to eat.

Did you have fun in the kitchen this week? Did you try a new food or a new restaurant?  Did your littlest ones use their snacks to count to 10? Share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

Don’t have a blog, then share a photo you uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Share whatever you have, we want to see it.

Linky Rules

1. Link up only your kid friendly recipes, stories, pictures or cooking lessons here.
2. Link directly to a specific post, update or tweet not your homepage.
3. Please add a Kids in the Kitchen button or link on your site or blog post or share through social media so readers know you are participating.
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4. Click through and comment, pin, like, tweet or share with other participants. We love to share inspiration and ideas with each other, don’t link and run.
5. Follow the hosts of this feature,Paula at Frosted Fingers, Sara at Sensibly Sara and me, Melinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!

I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.

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  1. The kids love helping us plant our garden! But we never make starters – we just take ’em out and plant them.

  2. It sounds like you’re having fun getting your garden started. Thanks for the invite!

  3. Hi Melinda I am new to your linky party. Do you have an HTML code for your linky badge? I’d love to add it to my linky party page!

    • i keep getting errors when I try to add it to my posts. I’m working in it 🙂 some google+ or facebook shares would be awesome though

  4. We’re having a lot of fun getting our garden started this year, too. Thank you for the invitation to link up.

  5. Looks like a great green house set!

  6. I need to do that with the kids, but every time I try to plant something the dog digs it up! Can’t wait to see how big they get!

    • my dogs didn’t mess with the plants too much last year. I have to watch them in the beginning and give them some discipline. they were diggin in my blueberrry bush already, they go yelled at and havn’t gone near it again LOL

  7. Good luck with your little seedlings!! I really miss having a garden — what was I thinking moving to a new house with so many trees!!

  8. Thanks for the inspiration to get our garden started!

  9. I love the little mini greenhouse looks fantastic to get the seeds off to a great start.

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots, just popping by and letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

  10. Just popped back over to say thanks for linking this post to Discover and Explore. I hope you’ll be back to share for our Stars, Moon, and Nighttime Sky theme this week.

  11. Children really do love to what things grow. How wonderful to grow such a bounty last year! Thank you for linking this post up to the Dig Into Gardening Link Up!


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