Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It works for me...

This weekend we planted our summer vegetable garden. I am fairly new to the vegetable garden thing. Last year, Honey finally talked me in to trying it, and I have been hooked ever since. Honey grew up planting one every year. In fact, when he was young, his mom grew such a big garden that her family ate their fill during the summer months and still had enough left over for canning.

We do not grow this much. But we do have a little place out back in our new yard.

The space is just big enough to grow our favorite fruits and veggies. I fell in love with vegetable gardening because I loved having the fresh food right at your fingertips. There is something so fulfilling about walking outside and picking dinner. The kids ate our home grown vegetables so much better than the store bought ones. They seemed to be more open to trying them if they knew we grew them in our garden.

Last year we started mostly with seeds. This year I bought as many plants as I could find. I want to begin harvesting as soon as possible!

Home grown summer vegetables work for me. Vist Rocks in My Dryer for more ideas.


mummymac said...

having a veggie patch works for us too. Yours looks great! Happy gardening.

Girl Gone Wild said...

Yum! I grew up with a garden too, but haven't tried it myself until this summer (our dirt is crappy). I'm anxious to see how it turns out. Good luck with yours!

elena jane said...

your veggie garden looks great, so since my veggie leaf identifying skills are somewhat lacking....what do you have growing??
i love our veggie garden, we always have heaps of tomatoes and strawberries!