I'll be the first to admit...I do NOT have a green thumb. As a matter of fact I pretty much kill everything green and despise all things that go along with gardening...bugs, dirt, being out in the heat, you name it! :) But this summer something came over me and I decided to try and turn over a new leaf. I knew the kids would love learning about how things grow and watching the different phases of their life cycles, so I started a container garden. I loved it, cared for it, sprayed it with specially formulated organic insect repellent, researched on the internet for optimum lighting, watering and care conditions, watered and pruned it...I even hand picked pests off of it!! That was a real step for me!! lol! :) Now we are starting to reap the rewards. Every morning Ash gets up first thing, grabs her easter basket, and heads out onto the patio to see what is ripe for picking...
lately there has been a lot!! Tomatoes, red peppers, red and green grapes, strawberries, cilantro, basil...so exciting!!!
It's official, there's nothing quite like the taste of organic produce. I don't know what they do to the stuff at the store, but it just doesn't have near the flavor that this stuff does...it must be all the extra love. ;)
Next year we're hoping to add some nectarines, apples, satsuma mandarins, corn, spinach, and green beans. YUM!!!
Have a great weekend!!