Let’s Choose Our Seeds
Spring is just around the corner so it’s time to decide what vegetables and fruits you would like to grow. Go with your parents to a place where seeds are sold, or look for them together in an online store. Help the grownup in your life pick out the seeds you would like to grow.
Here are some ideas that might help you. What are your favorite dishes? Do you like French fries dipped in ketchup? Then you should try growing potatoes and tomatoes. French fries are made from potatoes, and ketchup is made from tomatoes. Are carrots your favorite vegetable? How about watermelon? Or maybe you can grow a pumpkin to carve for Halloween.
The bloomers have favorite vegetables too.
Big Red wants to grow tomatoes because ketchup is his favorite food in the whole wide world. Big Red likes ketchup so much that he puts it on everything, even his ice cream! I know. Ewwwww.
Rosey Posey grows radishes because they are pink just like her. And who doesn’t like pink? Also, radishes grow quickly so she doesn’t have to wait very long to harvest them and make her favorite pink cheesy dip.
Pete Moss chooses spinach because he wants to grow stronger and spinach is loaded with vitamins that will help you grow stronger. He was embarrassed when his friend Basil beat him at an arm-wrestling contest so he wants bigger muscles.
Violet loves eggplants because they are violet just like her. Her favorite dish is parmesan eggplant fries. And with the leftovers, she makes eggplant sandwiches. Yum.
Basil grows cucumbers because his favorite dish is cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches with the crust trimmed off the bread, of course.
Lilly wants to grow pumpkins because she read a story about a girl whose fairy godmother turns a pumpkin into a magical carriage. She wants to make her own magical carriage. And besides, she loves pumpkin pie.
Bud Inski grows lean green beans because they are tall and thin and he wants to grow tall and thin like a bean. He also likes to mix his beans with creamy soup, almonds and breadcrumbs. That’s called a green bean casserole, and it’s really tasty.
Daisy chooses yellow squash which is also called summer squash. The cool thing about yellow squash is that you can eat it raw or cooked. That means she doesn’t have to cook if she doesn’t feel like it. And the best part is, you can eat the beautiful yellow flowers.
What about you? What vegetables or fruits would you like to grow and eat?