Actually, I am not sure I can really cross it off just yet, as we are just getting started, but one of my “To Do's” on my Life List is to grow a vegetable garden of my own. After falling in love with all of the fresh vegetables from Charlie's U-Pik, I was determined to start my own garden and give my family fresh, whole foods as much as possible. The garden will also help with my determination to have the entire family “Eating Clean” by the end of he year.
My Brother-In-Law Patrick is an avid gardener, so I knew to turn to him for help. He taught the Tween how to germinate seeds in an egg carton, and taught me how to pick vegetables out from Lowe's. (He knows the differences between the Tween and I already) We chose over a dozen little plants, and the Tween “planted” a dozen more. It was a great start to our garden. We have three kinds of tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, squash, zucchini, cantaloupe, watermelon, and bell peppers.
Shortly thereafter I had my surgery, so actually my wonderful Hubbly has been doing all of the tending to the garden – I can truly only take credit for the idea. I am not sure there is anything cuter than watching Hubbly and the Tween work together tending to our veggies.
Wait – can I call them that yet?!?
Our first Cucumber:
Our first Roma Tomato:
Our first Bell Pepper: (found on the ground after a strong thunderstorm 🙁 )
Ok, so maybe I don't need a truck (or basket!) to do the harvesting yet, but I am sure with some TLC, we are going to have a beautiful Vegetable Garden in no time!
Have you ever grown a Vegetable Garden?