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HVP March 2016

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Page 18 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 19 Getting started It's a good idea to research the types of plants or vegetables that you want to have in your garden. Parents can make an activity out of looking up the family's favorite vegetables or fruits. It's also a great learning opportunity for children to discover what types of colorful plants thrive in this area. Families can also purchase seed plantings to start growing plants in- doors, taking into consideration the growth rate and size of the plants. For example, most tomatoes and peppers take six to eight weeks of growing before they could be trans- planted. Cool weather vegetables like carrots and cucumbers can be planted a little earlier because they can withstand the last frost days of March and April. "Make sure the conditions exist on your property to plant in sunlight," Watson adds. "I also wouldn't recom- mend planting before May. You may get frost and then the plants will be damaged." But a light winter is a perfect time to put garden supplies to good use. Parents can safely prune dormant One and a half-year-old Stella Watson enjoys gardening and her father, Ed, says that it sparks her curiosity "even if she eats more than she brings in." (Continued on Page 20) Helping people with challenges live the fullest life possible. If you're looking for supports for children and families... If you're caring for a medically fragile child at home... If you're working to recover... If you're working to be healthy... If you're in crisis or know someone who is... ...We are here to help 1-888-750-2266

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