We have had so much fun gardening this year. It has far exceeded my expectations. I had dreamed about doing this with Arabella even before she was born.
Let me make clear that I don't have any gardening experience. Let me take that back, my mom had a garden but all I remember about it was having to weed as punishment and taking the stinky compost up the hill (compost won't stink if you do the right mixture of things). I am hoping if I teach Arabella as we go and I don't force her to help, she will grow a love for gardening.
I had my hubby put these plots together, filled them with 3/4 organic soil and 1/4 organic cow manure. Bought organic seeds or plants and planted what I thought might work. Some things didn't work like yellow squash seeds in mid summer heat but many other things did.
We had tons of basil. I would make at least 2 batches of my Posey Pesto (you can find the recipe on here) a week. Basil has many antimicrobial properties. It is called Holy Basil because of how it fights off flu and colds. I think this is one of the reasons we didn't get sick all summer.
I also bought my tomato plants from Turkey Hill. They produced so many tomatoes! We could pick every day. Have plenty for salads and Arabella's full tummy of her favorite food.
Arabella's Sunflower. : )
Tara & Arabella