I am the first to admit that I am a novice at gardening. I have grown a few things in my life, but at a small scale. Herbs in pots on the deck I am definitely good at. Gardening food that we are going to eat at mealtime is a new, exciting experience.
We built some raised bed gardens last year following the Square Food Gardening methodology. I loved it and it was just the right start. We are committed to growing organically, so learning the best ways to fight weeds, add nutrition to the plants and keep bugs away has been a real learning experience and will continue to be for years to come.
This winter, we started some seeds inside. In a short period of time we had so many starters that we felt like it was overtaking us in our basement under the florescent lights that we set up for the little guys! 🙂
In April, we set our new babies outside and we are now reaping the benefits. We are eating from our garden and what a thrill that is. Here are some pictures of our beautiful food!
Red Romaine Strawberry (look close) Rainbow Chard Kale
We intend to begin gardening into the ground this year with our new tiller and our acreage. I will share more pics and experiences as we move forward.
Do you garden? What is your favorite to plant and eat? Do you have tips for growing organically?