Friday, June 10, 2011
Fun in the garden
We have never planted a garden before. This is all an experiment. A couple of years ago our next door neighbor took out her lawn in the front yard and planted a garden. Everyone would stop and talk to her, and say what a great idea. Her thought was, if she was going to water something, she would rather it be something she could eat. She provided the whole neighborhood with veggies, adopted our cat Persephone who hung out in the garden all day, and generally brought a sense of community to our little neighborhood. I have had a dream for a long time of creating a community garden where people can come and garden and plant things and share in the harvest. Maybe some day in the future we will have a yard large enough to do that. I find if kids participate in planting and caring for a garden, they have more interest in eating what they have grown. They become more adventurous eaters, and try things just because they grew them.
Here are some photos of the things we have picked. Even if you just plant a few herbs in a container, there is nothing like the taste of home grown.