If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own garden, now is the perfect year! More and more people want to know what’s in their food, where it’s coming from, and how it was produced. What better way to know all the answers then by having your own garden and walking outside every day to harvest the most nutritious and fresh fruits and vegetables you can possibly get your hands on!
This is the week to start spring veggies! That means onions, leeks, lettuces, collards, spinach, kale, carrots, peas, beets, radishes, turnips. This time of year is mostly greens, lettuces, and root vegetables, but they’re easy, good for you and save you money. You can also start tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, peppers and any other summer vegetables you’re dying to try to grow. These will just have to stay inside or in a green house to control their temperature since they don’t like the cold and also we’re not out of frost danger yet. It may seem like a lot of work and sometimes can be but the rewards are well worth it.
There’s nothing better than watching all your hard work pay off and know that what you’re growing is good for you and your family. My favorite thing is walking out to my garden and plucking off a vine ripened tomato, still warm from the day’s sun. Slicing it open as its sweet juices pour out and tossing it with some fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper for summer’s perfect dish, “Caprese Salad.” Yum! I’m drooling just thinking about this. I think my family eats this almost every night during the summer months!
This weeks weather is supposed to be in the high 60’s and low 70’s its the perfect time to get outside start your garden beds or sit out side to start your seedlings or even if you’re short on time you can get Violas and Pansies and add some color to your yard or garden to perk things up from the winter! It’s the perfect way to get some sunshine, fresh air, and little bit of exercise if you’re digging and raking. 🙂 Just start with a plan, think about what you’d like to grow this year and find a place in your yard that gives you 8-12 hours of sunlight.
I plan to start my seeds tomorrow. I’ve had my garden for 7 years now so I keep trying new and exciting vegetables and fruits. Check back, I’ll start posting pictures and posting gardening advice as the season progresses. Good Luck and Happy Gardening!