What could be better than cooking your own food?
Growing it of course! As I’ve been reading my cookbooks I keep wishing that I could just run outside and get all my ingredients. So I made a list of all the things I wanted to plant:
- Salad-various kinds
- Beet-Yellow and Red
- Sweet Peas
(We already have Rosemary and Lavender)
Wow! A huge list and a lot of plants and seeds to shop for! We went to a nursery to get them. If you can believe it we found and drove home everything except Tomatoes, Potatoes, Squash, and Herbs!
It was a lucky day; sunny in the middle of a week of rain. We were all itching to get planting. Max helped with all the peas and sweet peas.
I got to do the best part, the salad! I love putting all those little green leafy bunches in rows in the raised beds!
I needed something to label all the different vegetables with so we all thought and thought finally coming up with an ingenious idea….
I wrote the name of the veggie and date of planting on the cupped side of the spoon. These “markers” are easy to spot, help with recycling, and the cup of the spoon even protects the writing from rain.
I love everything about being out in the garden: brown moist dirt on my hands, sometimes getting in my mouth and tasting like warmth, smelling even better.
When I’m in the garden I seem to notice everything. Like take this rainbow chard for example.
See how the root color matches the stem color?
I was very particular about the plants being in rows so the garden turned out beautifully. I’ll keep weeding and watering and watching my garden grow. I am so excited to start harvesting!
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Eat it… Or Don’t