It seems like gardening is the “in” thing right now. We’ve got the new White House garden and interest in all that is organic and fresh. But for as long as I can remember, my family has planted, harvested and shared their bounty with neighbors, families and friends.
My dad rents a small plot from IndyParks. Now that he’s getting older, his kids and grandkids help with some of the planting and harvesting — and we all help with the eating. Tomatoes and onions and zucchini, oh my! With my dad’s garden, we save a little money, eat great food (fresh salsa and sautéed zucchini are my two favorites) and teach our kids what folks used to do “back in the day” for survival — not just to be chic.
If you have a small space in your yard or a few pots, you can grow something. I have chives, oregano, peppers and tomatoes in my little yard. I don’t have a “green thumb” by any stretch, just a belief that Mother Nature will do most of the work!
There’s so many ways to get going with a garden. You can get analysis paralysis reading all the how-to articles. I say find a sunny spot, plant a seed or veggie plant, add water and see what happens. You can get started with a free package of Campbell’s tomato seeds.
So how does your garden grow? Tell me about your family garden or other labors of love to keep your family healthy.