I don’t consider myself a gardener. This is my first year with a raised garden bed and an edible garden, but I feel like my heart is turning and all I want to do is look after these beautiful green vegetables. Today we purchased soil for our second raised garden box, and I am getting so excited about this Spring planting, that I thought I'd share some photos I took of our Fall produce.
My husband built the garden boxes in September, and I thought, what a great way to get pesticide free, affordable vegetables for dinner. I didn’t realize the emotional attachment that formed with each day as those little seedlings turned into full sized produce. I would have never imagined the pride that comes with tending a garden. Yes, pride. I suppose not everyone feels so attached to vegetables, I mean, they are only veggies right? But somehow, I feel so blessed to be able to walk out to the backyard and simply harvest a head of lettuce for dinner. It makes me thankful for my parents and grandparents years of farming and pruning, instilling in me the yearning for an edible garden.
I feel lucky to be able to feed my son and husband clean and fresh food, and grateful that I get to educate my little son about the joys of squeezing dirt between his hands, and sometimes even putting it in his mouth... We’re still working on that one.