While the rest of CNY was donning their green today downtown, I was celebrating a little different kind of green. My garden!
Growing your own food is a great experience and if you have children I strongly recommend giving it a try. Some of my favorite memories growing up were in our family garden, helping to plant or picking veggies for dinner. It's a great way to get your kids interested in the food they eat and maybe even more willing to try a few more vegetables. If they invest some time and effort into watching the garden grow, it will be difficult for them to turn away the end product. Plus, you can't get any fresher than your own garden which means that the food not only tastes better, but it's better for you. I could go on and on about the benefits of having a garden...but the main point is, they're pretty easy and so rewarding so give it a try! Here's what's growing in our garden this summer: bell peppers, grape tomatoes, roma tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, sweet peas, carrots, basil, parsley, cilantro, rosemary, arugula, and cucumbers. Many of these are new this year for us, since we are expanding our little raised garden to give more vegetables a try, so I'll keep you posted on how they turn out!
|The little seedlings scoping out their future home.|