Coloring pages: Gardening and vegetables in rural Georgia



It's May, which means that all of our favorite summer produce is just around the corner. There are so many crops grown around the state so we can have Georgia grown produce available most of the year.


Whether you have a garden in your backyard to grow your own produce, or if you purchase produce from the grocery store, it always tastes best when it is grown right here in Georgia.


Since that fresh summer produce will be on your table very soon, we wanted to share a little bit about these Georgia favorites through our coloring pages this month.


Gardening

Gardening is certainly no easy task, but when you have an abundance of fresh produce, it makes the hard work worth it. If you've already got your garden planted for this summer, you're ahead of the game! But, if you are still needing to plant your garden, here are a few tips to get you started.


  1. Plan ahead - Make sure you have all of your supplies ready for growing season and ensure your gardening area is ready to go.

  2. Pick your crops - Decide what you're growing this season and when they need to be planted.

  3. Plant your crops - Whether you're planting seeds or transplants, get them planted in a timely manner so that you will have a bountiful harvest.

  4. Pests (lookout!) - Be sure to watch for pests in your garden. Don't let them eat your crops.

  5. Pick your harvest - as you see your crops ripening, pick them. They will make for a delicious summer treat.

You can download this month's coloring sheet on gardening here.


Vegetables

Fruit and vegetables are a major cash crop for Georgia. Between the north Georgia mountains and the south Georgia fields, the state allows us to grow a wide variety of crops.


When it comes to vegetables, we've got a little bit of everything! Here are a few things you'll find growing in rural Georgia throughout the year.

  • Vidalia onions

  • Sweet potatoes

  • Squash

  • Peppers

  • Okra

  • Sweet corn

  • Collards

  • Cucumbers

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Beans

  • Tomatoes

  • Broccoli

You can download a coloring sheet about vegetables here.


Check back next month for more coloring and activity pages!