The snow is almost gone, the weather is slowly warming up, the birds are starting to sing and I am itching to get our vegetable garden growing!
I am so excited that I managed to find some Organic veggie seeds at the Toronto Home Show!
There were so many different varieties to choose from but I narrowed it down to beets, eggplant, peas, green beans, large and small tomatoes (including a black cherry variety) and a few herbs.
My toddler and I are going to plant the Black Beauty Eggplant seeds today indoors since they need to be started very early. I’ve never grown eggplant before but out for a walk last year I scoped some out in a neighbours yard…just hanging out…all dark purple and smooth and scrumptious looking! Let’s hope ours will be the same (Insert hopeful smile here) 🙂
I have found that having a vegetable garden is a great way to get kids into healthy eating. My son loves picking off ripe pea pods, cracking them open and popping every last pea into his mouth! Same goes for cherry tomatoes off the vine. Yet over the winter he wasn’t interested at all in store bought cherry tomatoes.
So on that note, let them get their hands dirty and see what it’s all about! They may just surprise you with what they will try.
Check out http://uharvest.ca/shop/ for information on the organic seeds featured here.