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This post was written by FoodCorps AmeriCorps Member Jamie Gorman (AZ ’15). 

Sometimes lessons don’t go the way they were planned—and by sometimes, I mean every time. The best thing I have learned to use in the crucial seconds that determine whether you keep the kids’ attention or lose them for the next 20 minutes is one of these classic garden jokes.

Food and garden jokes are a sure way to get a kid’s attention, whether you’re at the front of the classroom or sitting around the dinner table. Here are some of the best corny garden jokes I have come across in my time with FoodCorps — pun intended!

15 Garden Jokes

Why did the tomato blush?
Because he saw the salad dressing!

Why can’t you get angry with a yam?
Because they’re such sweet potatoes!

When do you know a banana wants to dance?
When you see a banana shake!

Why do fungi have to pay double bus fares?
Because they take up too mushroom!

Which is the fastest vegetable?
A runner bean!

What is a zucchini’s favorite sport?

What do you do if you lose your root vegetable?
Hope it will turnip!

Why did the potatoes argue?
They couldn’t see eye to eye.

What is broccoli’s favorite music genre?
Brock ‘n’ roll.

What is green and goes to summer camp?
A brussel scout!

What is the strongest vegetable?
A muscle sprout!

Why did the grape go out with a prune?
He couldn’t find a date!

What did the sweet potato say to the pumpkin?
I yam what I yam!

Which vegetable did Noah leave off the ark?

Which vegetable loves animals the most?
A zoo-cchini!

Got more garden jokes for us? Lettuce know!

Related download: Keep the garden jokes coming! Print out this garden joke teller at home or at school and follow the folding instructions for a family-friendly dinnertime activity.