Helpful Hints The Ugly Vegetables Students should know: 1. Vocabulary words: blooming, muscles, nodded, plain, scent, shovels, tough, wrinkled 2. How does the girl feel when she sees her garden growing? How does mom feel about her garden? Is it hard work to grow a garden? How would you describe the neighborhood? 3. Why are plants better than flowers? What is meant by rainbow of flowers? What does wind smells sweet? 4. What neighbors grow and then why they start to plant vegetables next to flowers? 5. What is the setting, characters and season? What is the problem and solution of story?