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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crunchy Tuesday

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?


  1. You have cute little blog! Thanks for visiting mine and I also hope we can get to know each other! You have a cute little family!

  2. I've wanted a vegetable garden for sooooo long, but our soil here isn't the best for that. I've often thought about trying to do as much as I can in containers {currently I have one tomato plant in a container}, but didn't want to break the bank with all the container purchases...

    you'll have to share your container gardening secrets with me :)

  3. Happy Sowing! We're also doing a veggie garden this year. But with no actual garden in our rental, we're doing it all in containers. Tomatoes, potatoes, zucchinis, carrots, lettuce, spinach, peas and beets. And all my containers have been free! Anything that can hold soil with a few holes for drainage can be great containers. Stalk Craigslist and freecycle and hit up your friends and family for old bins and containers. The only real investment will be in your potting soil and compost. My garden may not be pretty now, but it will be in a few weeks with lots of growing veggies!

  4. Crazy coupon ladies... are you talking about me?
    HA HA HA
    yeah so we have planned on doing a garden this year... although I struggle with the weeding and other requirments of a garden, we were thinking of two spots in our yard to do one... I am not sure if it will happen this year since its nearly too hot and we have a shed to complete that is on the top of the priority list... BUT I should have one, and I know it. :( (and it would help a lot with my new diet requirments!)

    I'll cross my fingers!

  5. Thank you for visiting me. :)

    Gardens ARE wonderful, aren't they!??

    I still have work to do in mine (even at this late date in FL!), but it's been raining pretty much non-stop for the last 3 days. It's not been like this in the 2+ years we've lived here, but we're glad because brush fires were going CRAZY before the rain started. :)

    Have you heard of Square Food Gardening by Mel Bartholomew? It's awesome and doesn't require land, either. You might like some of the principles for use in your containers!

    Of course, my eldest keeps asking what we'll do if it floods. I think she's worried about a Noah type situation! So funny.

    Your baby is adorable!


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