• Grumpy_G

    September 6, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Man, that’s a tough one. The person has to see the value in it. Good luck, if the person can’t find it on their own, and they are related to you. I’ll give you the same advice I give to anyone dealing with a spouse/relative that doesn’t want to participate. Quit trying. They won’t listen to you and it will only end up in an argument. Find a like minded someone they at least respect, if not trust, and have them talk to them about it. You’ll be amazed at the results of having someone else persuading them. The best thing you can do in any case is to be a good example and show them the enjoyment that can be had by making the change.

  • DeepSouth

    September 6, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Start slow . Ask them to come see a plant or harvest something. At least a couple times a week. Then ask if they will come help on a small project like planting or watering or harvest. Sometimes people are overwhelmed by the amount of work it takes to raise your own food. And sometimes that person will never be an outdoors gardening type.

  • Omasharon

    September 6, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    I have one that likes outdoors, however, he likes doing lawn work and not so much gardening. He is coming around a little more when I show him how my potted plants are doing. Hes amazed at how many peppers are coming up. He is now asking id we need to gather clippings for compost. So yes showing and being excited over your growing accomplishments starts to rub off on others slowly. Get excited in what you do and it will carry over. Happiness is contagiuos

  • Westky

    September 6, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    No doubt thanks for the advice

  • Canningnana

    September 6, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    II am not much into gardening. But I’m trying. I mostly like the canning aspect. I told hubby I would help with putting garden to bed for the winter. Its a start for me. Plus I buy the heirloom seeds.

  • CarolinaCarefree

    September 6, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    That is a tough one. Trying to get my kids interested is rough. But as soon as I started sharing some food they are ready to eat. Finally got them to understand how much better home grown verses the store is. My oldest daughter grew some tomatoes and peppers this year, after complaining she could not. She now wants to try a small plot next year. It made me mad because her’s turned out better than mine. And yet I smile because at least she is willing to try now. Now to get my other two on board.

  • Jeremy-aka-One-Step-Closer

    September 8, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I try to highlight things that may sound interesting to them. It worked on me as my father has been a gardener for years, and I just built and planted my first garden. I was able to get my teenage daughter involved as well. We turned finding free materials for bed construction into a treasure hunt. Ended up finding 25 cinder blocks, 7 t-posts, plenty of cardboard boxes, a pallet to construct a gate, and all the mulch we could use for free, When the bed was finished she said she felt a sense of accomplishment that was better than any video game. It made me so happy.

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