It’s Worth the Effort!

I love gardening…if you’ve been following along for awhile you know this.

I love knowing where my family’s food comes from and providing in a very real way. In the past, I’ve started from store bought starters…which is great! But, this year, I wanted to start from scratch…from seeds. I got them started in March and my garden is finally set outside It’s been quite the learning experience, but it’s been fun!

Last night I took some time to weed, to replant and to assess everything, so far, I’m pleased!

We have:

  • cucumbers
  • yellow pear tomatoes
  • sweet 100 tomatoes
  • yellow sun shine tomatoes
  • big boy tomatoes
  • jalapeno peppers
  • carnival sweet peppers
  • eggplant
  • sweet basil
  • garlic chives
  • dill
  • thyme
  • bib lettuce
  • kale
  • peas
  • black beans
  • green beans

garden 2

garden 3

garden 1

It seems like a lot. But…

Growing our food is fun for everyone and helps my kids develop a love of fresh veggies and growing food. It teaches them the importance of understanding where their food comes from.

It relaxes me. I love spending time caring for the plants and envisioning the food we will have all summer long. It forces me to take a break.

It gives me time to focus on what matters, to prepare for what’s ahead and to put life on pause.

To me, these gifts are hard to come by elsewhere. Gardening is one of my favorite releases…what are yours?

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