SO for this crunchy Tuesday I want to post about something many of you do, and many of you may want to do, but for some reason dont, and that is having a garden! Did you know that $25 worth of seeds can feed a family of 4 for an entire year?!? So all you coupon crazy ladies out there need to think that one over for a minute..... lol
Yesterday we went to the seed store and purchased broccoli, pumpkin, zucchini, cucumber, watermelon, cantaloupe, peas, green beans, onions, corn and carrot seeds, along with 4 peper plants and 4 tomato plants, and the total was a wooping $20! Seriosly! If you are a member of the LDS church this is not new news to you! Our prophets have been telling us to plant gardens for centuries now! How can you better teach your kids about taking care of things and about the importance of healthy eating than by having hand grown and picked veggies right from your yard!
As a little girl my family always had a HUGE garden! It was our job to help weed and to help pick beans, peas, strawberries and raspberries. Each night of the summer we ate fried zuccini and if we were lucky we got a pot of peas, carrots and baby potatos- YUM! I was very sad when I realised we would not get to have a garden this year- so I went out and bought some planters and decided to make my own! I planted carrots, lettace, spinach, peas, green beans, and 2 onions. Well, then my dad told us we could have our very own garden spot at their farm and I was SO happy! SO last night we went to work on what will soon be our bountiful garden! I cant wait for it to start coming up!
So that is pretty much that- you dont need land to make a garden! Lettace and spinach take SO little room you could do it in your kitchen! If you are wasting your soil by planting flowers then shame on you! (hehe) Vegtables are not only pretty, but taste better, and they last a LOT longer! What do you grow in your garden?