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Starting An Organic Garden
I finally got everything planted in my garden and it's coming along nicely. I am tickled pink, starting an organic garden, because now I have fresh produce grown right in my own backyard. The local farmer's market is hopping this month for anything else I might need and my neighbor is a new grass-fed beef supplier and delivers beef and local, farm fresh eggs right to my door. My eco-friendly life is good 🙂
I love to soak in this time of year. The weather is warm, soon my kids will be home all day and my mornings will be spent tending to my garden. I am anxious for ripe tomatoes for homemade tomato sandwiches. I am a healthy eating girl, but I will not...I repeat, will not...give up my white bread topped, duke's mayonnaise dressed, heirloom tomato sandwich with salt and pepper. Life's just too short to sacrifice the finer things. I can just taste that warm, juicy tomato now. I really should never blog hungry.
If you are thinking of starting a garden of your own, there are so many wonderful resources online. I love Gardeners online. They have some handy tools to plan the layout of your garden. They help make the process easy. The biggest challenge for me, since I garden organically, is pest control. I had to learn by trial and error last year and still have so much to learn. I enjoy the process, so it's a great experience. To combine my love of food with the enjoyment of nature is a beautiful thing.
My herbs are thriving.
Gourmet salad blend
What I planted this year: cucumbers, 6 varieties of tomatoes, cantaloupe, squash, lettuce, herbs, and okra.
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