How Green is Your Thumb?

On July 26, 2014, in Mom, by Jennifer McPherson

Tomato plantsGardening is EASY!

I am a self-proclaimed green thumb. Last summer I began my garden experiment with yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes and pumpkins. Unlike my cooking abilities and much to my surprise, I was wildly successful.  I had zucchini and squash for all who wanted it. Our pumpkins flourished and gave us 6 cute lil Jack O’lanterns for Halloween.  Tomatoes were plentiful, but I bought plants so I cannot take all the credit on those.

This year I decided to branch out.  I still planted the basic yellow squash, zucchini, and tomatoes but added bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers, and my favorite – watermelon. Having a garden is incredibly easy and tons of fun.  The kids love going out with me to pick their own veggies.  I love that they learn where food comes from, how to care for a garden, and most of all – how exciting it is to eat something you’ve nurtured and grown.


I keep thinking about how much more I could grow if I had an acre of land.  Oh the things I could grow, corn, green beans, lettuce, carrots, kale and so much more. And how about some spices too!  Until then, each year I plan on adding more garden beds to my tiny yard.  After 44 years, I just may have found my passion.

Love My Veggies!

Tell me about your garden?  What is the variety you plant?  Do you have any space saving garden bed suggestions?

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