While I love the fresh and healthy aspect of eating food from my own garden, I also appreciate the fact that there is no waste, no packaging, no travel/gasoline/petroleum or CO2 emissions involved in my food. My blueberries don’t come in a cardboard or plastic box, my green beans don’t come from across the country, and my peas don’t come in a plastic bag. I save seeds from year to year, add some compost from our food scraps, water it with our rain barrel’s water, and let the sun shine down on the wonderful tiny patch I call heaven.
These are the ultimate green goodies!
Here are some recent photos that my 6 year old took of me and my garden. It’s absolutely wonderful to go out back with the kids and pick our dinner for the evening. I don’t know if my girls will ever go back to store-bought produce after eating these crisp, crunchy ones!
Hope you are enjoying your own harvest so far this summer! If not, then I hope you are at least enjoying your weekly visits to the local farmer’s market to get some fresh produce. Mine has been a great resource for things I am not growing yet (zucchini) or that have come and gone already (strawberries, spinach, lettuce).
Some of you have asked me to write a post about pesticides and what I do about garden pests/diseases. I don’t use any pesticides! I let nature runs it’s course and only interfere with water and sometimes water and vinegar when needed. I’ll write a more complete post about this soon with some more ideas of how to tackle your pesky garden pests.
Happy green gardening!
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