Back in May, I shared with you that we were trying to garden organically. We’ve never been successful at gardening in the past, but I guess we are gluttons for punishment, because we keep trying again and again.
SHHH … EVERYONE … I HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT I’D LIKE TO MAKE …
We have eaten from our garden.
*screaming and cheering*
I know, I know, stop it already. I mean, it is absolutely impressive, of course.
One bonus is that we didn’t spray any pesticides or weed-i-cides (that should be a real word). A couple of times I let my kids take our Basic H spray bottles out there and spray whatever they wanted. I read that it helps gardens, so maybe that was our luck? Basic H is nontoxic, organic, and what I use to wash produce from the store, and is just as safe for growing plants.
It is also slightly miraculous considering we often forgot to water the garden, which is probably why half of the garden died. Not dwelling on that … just leaves a little room for improvement for next year. Oh yes, there will be a garden next year!
Want to see our beautiful, amazing, one of a kind, inspirational garden?
Okay, maybe that was a bit anticlimactic, but it is such a big step for us. I mean, we’ve eaten from a garden!! How many times have we gardened and not ever harvested anything … as in ANYTHING? Too many times! Here is some of the awesome-ness.
I really wish my pregnancy cravings included squash, because that plant in particular is going crazy. So is the Basil!
Home-grown tomatoes are the best. No debate. All the red ones were eaten when this picture was taken. We can’t stop the girls from picking anything the second it is ready.
Green peppers are so expensive from the store, but growing plentifully in my garden!
My in-laws, who live in Las Vegas, also created an organic garden this year.
My father-in-law, Doug Johanson, said:
“Attached are pictures of our two grow box gardens.
The one by the house, has bugs. We did not use Basic H early enough.
The other one, got Basic H sprays as soon as it was planted.”
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