It doesn't matter how old I get, I still love to play in the dirt. It always feels therapeutic and rejuvenating to run my fingers through a pile of soil.

March and April are the perfect months to get started on a garden that will bring your family goodies through late spring and summer. Gardening is a wonderful activity for families. It is something that can be created and cared for together. Children love to watch as seeds turn into sprouts that will eventually become dinner. 

Whether you have a large area to grow many veggies, or just a few pots to yield some herbs, growing your own food is a powerful lesson in sustainability for children. It is also an opportunity to show the kids how much money can be saved by growing food at home. Gardening gives kids a skill that allows them to provide something for themselves instead of relying on a store to meet their needs. 

Use this list to get your spring garden going and start enjoying fresh food from your backyard. 

  • Beets 
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Herbs
  • Lettuce
  • Melons
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes  

Having fresh vegetables at your fingertips makes it easy for your family to make healthy choices when snacking and preparing meals. 

Here's to happy planting and healthy eating!