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Get the Kids Into Gardening at the Cabin

5 tips for successfully introducing your children to the wonderful pastime of digging in the dirt
By Jennifer Baker
Published: May 6, 2014
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The garden was one of the few connections that my sister and I had with my dad when we were little. Mixed with the dreadful hours of weeding during our summer vacations were moments spent pulling fat red strawberries from their stalks and eating 'em as fast as we could pick 'em, or mornings surprised by the discovery of a chicken egg laid by a wandering hen among the straw mulch of the asparagus. The garden was work. The garden was an adventure.

As an adult that now actually likes to weed, I think of what made the garden fun when I wore sandals half the length of my now mom-sized feet. Make sure you balance the work with the adventure by following these basic guidelines.
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