Kids grow Bell Peppers

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Kids like the bright red, purple, orange, and green colors of sweet bell pepper bushes, which add beauty and interest to the garden. All pepper start out green and as they mature they turn color. Using organic starter pots indoors, kids can plant the seeds in early spring and daily watch the change as tiny green shoots pop through the soil. Kids can plant them in full sun with basil and tomato plants after the last frost and harvest them until the first frost. Kids can set up a drip watering system with a battery run timer for an inexpensive, eco-friendly, and easy way to water the roots of the plants on schedule.  Sweet peppers are an excellent source of phytochemicals and vitamin C, A, potassium, and iron. Red bell peppers are one of the highest sources of Vitamin C, rich in antioxidants and contain twice as many vitamins as green bell peppers. Kids can chop sweet peppers raw into salads or stuff them with rice and veggies and bake them in the oven for a great main dish.

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