Children are fascinated watching things grow! Getting children involved in the garden provides great opportunities for them to learn about nature, growing plants, and different types of vegetables and flowers. And it’s a great way to incorporate outdoor activities! Here are some ideas to do with the children: Continue reading
by Judy Mullican
It’s time to celebrate the juicy deliciousness of everyone’s favorite summer fruit! August 3 is National Watermelon Day! So cut into a big juicy watermelon and dig in! One of the best things about a watermelon is that there is always plenty to share. Speaking of sharing, here are a few fun facts about watermelons you may want to share.
- Watermelons are made up almost entirely of water!
- Nearly all the watermelons sold in supermarkets are now seedless.
- Watermelons are packed with nutrition.
- You can eat all parts of the watermelon—even the rind and seeds! The rind can be made into pickles or used in stir fried dishes. If you have a watermelon with seeds, they can be roasted like pumpkin seeds.
- Watermelons grow on vines. They have to be planted again each year.
- China grows more watermelons than any other country.