I love a good vegetable pun almost as much as I love this garden!
Our garden is kind of my little sanctuary. Everything seems to just make sense in the garden. If you think about it, humans are just plants with more complicated emotions. All we really need are strong roots, lots of water, a little sunshine, and someone there to keep the weeds away.
When we moved here, I immediately fell in love with the giant garden space and couldn’t wait for spring so we could plant. One of my favorite memories is spending time with my grandpa out in his garden. We would pluck cherry tomatoes and eat them right there in the garden. He grew the freshest tasting cucumbers, the sweetest strawberries, and green onions that he would dip in salt and eat by themselves. Our garden connects me to my grandpa, maybe one of the reasons I love it so much!
This year, we wanted to plant a little bit of everything and see how it went. And that’s kind of what we did! We bought a bunch of different seed packets and starter plants and went to work.
First we made the rows…
Then we put down the seeds and the baby plants!
The garden is in a perfect spot in the yard where it gets just the right amount of shade and sunlight during the day. And we know the soil is good because there is a family (a very large family) of worms that live in there! We planted just before Mother’s Day and have just begun to harvest the first few radishes, green onions, and some small bulbs of garlic!
The cucumbers, and squash have just started to flower. And we have our first green tomatoes! Yay!
One of the most beautiful things about the garden, aside from the gorgeous vegetables and fruits, is what it represents. There is something special about planting a teeny tiny seed in the earth and trusting mother nature to grow it into something that gives us life. The seed actually bursts open to create roots and stems and leaves and fruit! Maybe this means that when we are bursting open and it feels like everything is going to pieces, really we are about to create something spectacular.
Life’s a garden and I say, well… dig it!