Last winter, my husband built a raised bed for my first, at home vegetable garden. While it lay fallow the grandboys used it as a giant sandbox.
In spring, we planted sugar snap peas, snow peas, cucumbers, pole beans, onions, carrots, and broccolini. My husband raised a small patch of sweet corn across from the raised bed and I grew herbs, radishes, squash, artichokes, garlic, potatoes and tomatoes in containers.
Now, my family and I are enjoying the fruits of our labors. Walking out into the yard and picking vegetables at their peak for each nights dinner is more than satisfying. Crisp salads, savory stir fries, delicious no-butter-needed corn on the cob, and balsamic roasted vegetables have been regular fare at our evening meals.
Fortunately, we can grow all year-round here, so my fall crop of radish, lettuce and broccolini are well on their way. Next up, spinach, beets, and carrots.
“Smiles are contagious; let’s start and epidemic” -Laura Smith-
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