This is the most important advice I could ever give you: PLANT A GARDEN AND LET YOUR KIDS HAVE THEIR WAY WITH IT.
I don't care if you have an acre, a postage stamp or one pot on your balcony – kids think not about the size but are consumed with the excitement they can pull from the soil.
We harvested the majority of our carrots over the weekend. They could have grown bigger but we were SOOO impatient to see what was hidden by months of worm poop and weeds.
Our carrots are amazing this year and what's more? Oliver ate them by the handful. For a kid whose favorite meal is "sticky cereal and cupcakes" – watching him gobble down something naturally orange was joy enough for me.
Urban gardening is one of the simple ways to enjoy summer. You don't need the extra grass to mow anyway – till it up, throw in some seeds and with very little effort your kids can be picking/eating outdoors June through September.
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