There are many different reasons why people may decide to share a garden. For us and our family it allows for diversity in the vegetables that we have access to, and allows us to share some of the workload. Between my sisters and my mother we have five gardens on the go, all beautiful and unique. Over the next week or so I would like to share with you their gardens and how they use the space they have.
To start off our garden tour we will stop at my sister Megan’s garden. She gardens in raised beds in the backyard of her small town home. Her raised beds are flourishing this year and I love to visit and poke through them. During a resent visit we were able to witness her youngest boy hunting cucumbers for his afternoon snack. I remember growing up, we were always told to go to the garden if we were hungry between meals. I love that we are able to pass on this healthy tradition to our own children.
“I have pumpkin, beans, cucumber, kale, lettuce, dill, chives, coriander, tomatoes, and wildflowers. This was an experiment to supplement our groceries since our change to “clean eating”. Our garden in past years has never really produced. This year we don’t have enough to put away but have enough to cut down on the fresh produce we buy. Next year we will plant more to eliminate the need to shop for fresh produce in the summer.”
Do you garden in town?