Sunday, June 29, 2008
Love That Garden!
My garden has taken off these past few weeks. It seemed liked it never would grow there for awhile. We just picked our first ear of corn this morning. How exciting! I had not tried to grow corn before. I have early memories of my grandma having a huge garden. There were rows of corn, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, fruit trees, melons and the like. She would then can her bounty and we would be able to enjoy her garden all year round. I wished I had learned more about gardening and preserving from her. She had a stroke when I was a young girl and wasn't able to be very active after that. I pretty much just wing it when it comes to gardening. I plant and it grows or not. I don't use any pesticides and pretty much just let it do its thing. This year we will have pumpkins, melons, peppers, too much zucchini, and of course tomatoes. I live off of fresh tomatoes during the summer. This past year I started really trying to eat only seasonal vegetables and fruits. We did okay for the most part. I just had my first tomato of the season last week and boy was it delicious. I look forward to more bounty this summer. My goal is to have a potager, a year round garden. I want to try to have more control on where my families food comes from and what is in it.