#EatYourVeggies from “Chasing Saturdays”
Friday, July 18, 2014
By: Crystal Kellner
Let's begin with #EatYourVeggies.
We all heard that from our parents at the dinner table, when we didn't want to finish our meal. I couldn't leave the table until my plate was cleared. “There were starving children in the world. And I was leaving food on my plate.”
When I was a kid, I didn't believe my parents when they said that. Now that I think of it, I have even played that "card" on my kids.
A couple weeks ago, Emily Webel of Confessions of a Farm Wife
, asked for bloggers to help her to partner with Bayer CropScience on their #EatYourVeggies campaign
. I wanted in. I have always wanted to talk about my garden.
It's really my husband's garden, but we will talk about that later!
This is a few weeks back; the guys were looking over a few things, and the tomato plants that were just planted. Scouting is important in the fields and in the gardens. Bugs are detected at an earlier state. Any problems with the health of the plant can be closely monitored. I think this picture was taken shortly after a heavy rain we received. We were lucky we didn't lose many plants in the garden.
Our youngest one likes to jump over rows, and test our patience. He doesn't jump much, I mean he steps on the green beans, radishes and onions.
Go back a few years on this one. August 2009. Must have been a good year in the garden. Kids always seem to be very excited to help out! It took me awhile to dig this picture out. But I had to - I couldn’t write about the importance of feeding my kids veggies without it! It's one of my favorite and seems every year we put out the garden I remember this picture.
Kids are always very helpful in the garden from planting to harvest. My first piece of wisdom would be that this is the first step to introduce the kids to new ideas and new vegetables in their diet.
We will talk more about what's in the garden, how it's good for you, and what the kid's think about eating their vegetables in more posts to come on Bayer Connect! Join in on the conversation by following Bayer CropScience on Twitter, and using #EatYourVeggies @Bayer4CropsUS.
About Crystal Kellner:
Grain buyer, crafter, and mother of 3, Crystal Kellner loves sharing her family’s journey to building their dream home and farm. Her family enjoys hunting, fishing, and gardening. Her blog, Chasing Saturday's, is where she shares her passion for writing and photography.