I thought I might share my dinner salad with you.
Not because it is particularly inspired or particularly attractive – because clearly it is neither. But because it is entirely home grown! From seed even! The time spent watering every day has paid off.
It has been fun watching everything grow, and finding new things ready for “harvest” every day. Connor has to check the tomatoes three times every day to see if any more are ripe. He loves it, and I love that it helps teach him, even just a little bit, where our food comes from. He has even eaten carrots straight from the garden (washed of course) when normally he spits them out if I try to give them to him for dinner.
We have grown beetroot:
I have been thinking about a veggie patch for years, but thanks to husby it became a reality this year (well, it started last year, obviously!). We’ve learnt a bit (he planted some things too close together, hence smaller than usual carrots and tomatoes) and will definitely do it again next summer.
Now I just have to convince him that chooks would be a good idea too!