Well, maybe not.
The four little foodies have done a great job helping with the veggie garden, from sewing seeds to weeding and watering. (These tomatoes were started from seed and are now comfortably settled in their bed.)
The reward for all that work is the first harvest of the season. Radishes, red lettuce, arugula, and spinach are always the first tidbits consumed from our small plot of earth. And, to my delight, this year we have been swamped with the greens. But the littles don’t seem quite as enamored as I with our produce. Most will eat the lettuce, a couple will consume the spinach, and even one dares an occasional feather of arugula. Radishes, however, are only enjoyed by the man and me.
And because I can’t say that I tried arugula at age 4, 7, 10, or even 11, maybe our motto should be, “If we grow it, they will pick it.” It’s a good start.