You’ve heard the term, “From Farm To Table”?
Well at my house, it’s From Patio To Table. In the last months of winter we purchased garden boxes to place all around the patio.
Then, we filled them with organic soil and the second the weather was nice enough, I planted all kinds of organic seeds. I was pleased to embrace the whole square foot gardening “thing”. You really don’t need a ton of room to grow a lot of fantastic veggies.
We were blessed with an amazing spring, and for the first time in my gardening life, I was able to plant before the 1st of June.
Typically, our weather is so iffy, you’d be crazy to plant before then.
We only had to cover the seedlings three times throughout spring because of frost danger. Unheard of!
And now because we’ve had such fabulous weather, I have lettuce, kale, swiss chard, spinach, a plethora of herbs, and radishes that are ready for harvest. I put numerous types of tomato plants in the soil 2 weeks ago and they are growing like crazy.
Soon, the carrots, green onions, peas, beets, squash, and tomatoes will be ready.
I’ve told you before how much I love gardening. If you’ve never had a little vegetable plot of your own, I’m telling you…you’re missing out on a wonderful experience.
Gardening is essential to my well-being. So is reading, and praying, and cooking, and walking the dogs… but gardening, just soothes the soul in so many different ways.
It’s brings such immense satisfaction to have a garden, watching everything grow from even the tiniest of seeds.
Then, being able to walk right out your back door, cut bits of this and that, and have a meal?
Such fun, and leaps and bounds more satisfying than driving to the store and buying it.
I’ve planted in two waves, so if I’ve calculated right and the weather is nice to us, we’ll have fresh vegetables all summer.
Look at those beauties.
And finally, dinner last night fresh from the garden, accompanied by a good book and sweet Abigail who is never far from my side.