Bountiful Harvest Container Garden Guide
A garden is not only a practical and cost effective way to produce your own food, it also provides other benefits for you and your family.
♦ Gardening is fun for the whole family!
♦ Gardening is good for your health. Tasks like digging, planting, and harvesting vegetables are great active outdoor activities. Gardening encourages the entire family to eat more fruits and vegetables. Often even the pickiest eaters will enjoy sampling what they have grown.
♦ Gardening is educational. The garden is a hands-on classroom for the entire family. Even very young children can learn simple tasks, such as planting seeds and tending plants by watering and weeding. Children will also learn about plants, insects, nature, and teamwork when the family is in the garden.
♦ Gardening is economical. Plant seeds and starts are inexpensive. Planting containers can be made from recycled household items, such as empty milk jugs. A little extra time in the garden can also help offset your monthly grocery bill.
Gardening is a great family activity that gives everyone a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Use this garden guide to help create your own family garden and share your knowledge with others.