First year of new backyard garden gives our family veggies, flowers, joy, and humble pride. My 10 year old son announced a few days ago, “We have the biggest and most beautiful garden in our neighborhood!” Next he said, “I want to sweep the stones and weed.” Really. My “working in the garden is boring,” son volunteers to work in our garden?
When our garden plot was in Howard County Conservancy Community garden, we produced more veggies. Now that our garden plot is at home, more inspiration grows. A salad or veggie stir fry for dinner – pick some grape tomatoes, kale, zucchini and peppers. Science project ideas – check on those kitchen scraps added to compost yesterday. A break from stress and high tech stuff – pull some weeds, empty rain barrel water into a watering can and sprinkle the dry ground. Stillness – watch the rain soak the garden and revive its thirsty roots. Welcome home our garden plot!
Fall plantings include: beets, spinach, lettuce, an assortment of kale and two blueberry bushes in pots on our deck.