Many families are so wary of pesticide exposure that they're turning to homegrown fruits, veggies and herbs instead of picking them up at the grocery store.
However, gardens don't just grow themselves. Even if you have a serious green thumb, it takes a lot of planning, work and maintenance to yield a successful backyard crop.
Since most children are naturally inclined to play in the dirt, take advantage of it by working alongside them in a family garden. Little ones can plant seeds or pull weeds, while older children can help you harvest, fertilize and keep plants watered on a daily basis. Maybe having a hand in growing the veggies will inspire your picky eater to try a few for a change. A parent can dream, right?