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I grow mine too, fantastic! They are indeed the sweetest and juiciest you ever can eat. Worth the trouble and the space.
My nephew came to visit when he was about 8, I went inside to cook and he wanted french fries, (before the no fat craze) As I started to cut the potatoes he asked what I was doing. I told him I was making his french fries, he said "that is not the way to make them" so curiously I asked how they were made. He said "my mom opens up a box" I felt so sad for him, I never opened up a box in my life. So lots of our kids are not getting it. Thanks fopr this lovely article amkes us realize how lucky we are.
Hi Rosewood, I thank you ever so kindly. I am so sorry for the belated reply. I am in North Carolina at the moment.
It does make you sad doesn't it? I am resolving to do something about it. I will volunteer anywhere I can to get kids excited about how to grow things and educate them about how things are made and where our food REALLY comes from.
We need to get back to where we were before. There was a day when everyone grew fruit and veg. At least now I can retain some optimism that there are people out there making the effort to get back to those days.
We are lucky and I thank you for your wonderful comments. Wishing you the very best!
I am not used to this site so I never read your reply til today, thanks.
In our Master Gardener program here in Jersey we have formed a program to educate the young ones to appreciate the joys of growing their favorites in the garden whatever they like, flowers, vegetables or fruit. We are getting good results. My own son was taught when he was old enough to hold a spoon for digging. He helped me plant, care for and harvest the crop. We then went in the house and cooked them up.
Now he and his wife have a small garden on their balcony, he hopes to buy a house some day and will have his own garden.