There are many wonderful things about living in today’s world (Internet! DVD players in the car!), and many things that are horribly scary (Global Warming. War. Diseases reemerging). One of the things that worries me most is that I have no idea what is in my food when I purchase it – and – that much of what is available to me is ridden with hormones, pesticides, and false labels. It is important to us that we buy locally grown, organic produce, but I know we are at a luxury to be able to afford to do so. Because I worry that some day global warming + wars will = me living off the land (I think I may have been reading too much apocalyptic teen fiction lately), I am learning to farm.
I. Will. Grow. My. Food.
I should probably mention that the one time my mom asked me to mow the lawn as a teen, I gave my self a fairly severe burn on my arm.
I should also mention that I have absolutely no idea what I am doing in the garden. No idea. But that’s what Pinterest is for, right?
Each year for the past 3 years we have added to our garden, and this year we are growing:
Fruits: raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, figs
Vegetables: zucchini, garden beans, bush beans, cherry tomatoes, snap peas, “regular” peas, cucumbers, acorn squash, gold nugget squash, butternut squash, sweet peppers, jalapeño peppers
Random Edibles: herbs & sunflowers, including my family’s heirloom basil.
What are you growing this season? What are your staples of the season? Are you trying anything new?
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