Easy Plants for Kids to Grow
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If your child doesn't like carrots, I bet he or she will after they grow their own. Kids love to harvest carrots. Carrots tend to have a longer growing season, so try some of the smaller varieties like 'Babette' or 'Romeo'.
Lettuces are quick and reliable crops to give the child fast results. Try growing a mesclun mix; they can be harvested in less than a month. This is a great way to get your kids to eat salads.
Snapdragon adds bright pops of color to your child's garden. The blooms are sturdy and it's fun for children to pinch to make the "mouth" open and close. Plus, it's a fun name!
This popular summer squash is a known super-producer. Although somewhat prone to a few pests, zucchini is easy to grow. Once they get going, they don't need much. You and your kids will have a blast making a batch of zucchini bread after the harvest!