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The Green Life: The Joy of Gardening (for Kids): Squash Edition

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May 02, 2012

The Joy of Gardening (for Kids): Squash Edition

SquashWe asked gardening-education experts Whitney Cohen and John Fisher to share tips from their new guide The Book of Gardening Projects for Kids (Timber Press, May 2012). This week, Cohen and Fisher will help your kids develop their green thumbs.

Tip #3: Personalize Your Pumpkins

Cohen and Fisher tell us:

"There are not many vegetables that you can write your name on, but you can with squash. When your green little pumpkin is about 3 to 4 weeks old and still on the vine, take a blunt, point object like a nail or ballpoint pen and etch in a word or drawing. In the following weeks, you will see what you drew grow with the pumpkin."

--image by John Fisher

Any other ideas for customized plants? Leave a comment.

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