When David and I bought our house in the fall of 2013, I was ecstatic to find that the previous owners had built six raised beds in the back yard. I immediately researched composting and asked for a composting barrel for Christmas. That following summer I enjoyed three different types of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and various herbs.
My summer plants have since gone by the wayside, leaving room for winter greens (woohoo!). In September, David and I went to the farmer’s market and bought some transplants for the garden. Now, nearly two months later, I can finally go out to my garden to get some fresh kale for my morning smoothie or green juice.
If you have any desire to start a garden, I highly recommend it! I love being able to go out and see how much it has grown and to be able to enjoy the fruits of my labor. It’s also a great way to save money and get kids involved. Studies show that kids who participate in gardening are more likely to eat the vegetables they grow!
Here’s what I’m currently growing:Beets
I’m certainly no gardening expert, but if you have any questions, please contact me!