Spring Vegetable Garden
This is the first season for our “full service” garden. Full service meaning starting our seedlings inside under grow lights inside and transplanting them to raised beds outside. Our hope, with the new design my husband created, is to have a four seasons garden. Fresh organic produce from our backyard all year long!! We have converted our raised beds to square foot gardens with cold frames. My husband has been the mastermind behind this operation and I think he is developing quite the green thumb. My job is to make sure things look nice (no tacky looking gardens), help with transferring, watering, and encouraging (yes, I talk to the plants like Christopher Walken does).
Of course there are jobs for the children too like digging, watering, harvesting, etc. which they love. Involving kids in the garden teaches them about where food comes from. Sadly, many kids in America do not know how or where food is grown. When you involve them in the process they are learning more about healthy food and hopefully will start eating what you grow.
Here are some vegetables that we will be eating from our spring garden:
- lettuce mix
- butter lettuce
- brussel sprouts
- fava beans
- rainbow chard
YUM! Our journey in growing our own organic produce to keep costs down has started and I am SO excited!!