Garth Grows Her Own Vegetables

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Health nut JENNIE GARTH has turned her front lawn into a vegetable garden, so her three daughters can learn all about the benefits of eating organic produce.

The actress, who is married to Twilight star Peter Facinelli, grew up on a farm and she missed being able to garden for her own fruit and vegetables, so she persuaded her husband to let her turn their Hollywood estate into a vegetable garden.

The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, who is also a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, says, “I lived on a farm and we had a big garden, so gardening and growing our own vegetables was just part of our lives.

“I recently, with my girls, planted a very small garden in our front yard of our city house and I don’t really care that everyone can see it because I have to have a garden somewhere and they love it.

“We have lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, sugar snap peas, and strawberries. The girls love getting dirty and picking vegetables they want to grow every year and watering them and growing them. I let them help me cook them, which puts a different perspective on it.

“I’m not just serving the food to them and forcing them to eat it. They really are invested and they care about what they’re eating. Kids like the vegetables when they’re raw, actually, and they can dip them into ranch dressing or chocolate; I don’t care as long as they’re eating their vegetables!”

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