What is a Fruit and What is a Vegetable? 

Is your curious child wondering about what is a fruit and what is a vegetable? 

What about the life cycle of things produce we eat? 

Could you grow a garden with tools and things you already have? 

Here is a fun video that helps us understand where food comes from, when we go to market to buy it, what happens to our scraps and how the food grows. 

How to Plant a Garden | Farmers Market Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1GrO6UbaXY

Now is a great time to start a garden in Iowa, there are lots of veggie seeds that can be planted now, some are:

  • Cucumbers
  • Beans 
  • Radish
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Onion
  • Herbs -like: cilantro, basil, parsley
  • Zucchini
  • Pollinators, like Zinnias 

And many more, there are always good directions on the back of seed packets on when to start planting.

 

Author: Jessica Skoda, NE Iowa Food & Fitness F2ECE Associate

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