Around here we are dreaming of summer and all the beautiful parts of it. This past week Noah and I did some planting of tomatoes, beans, zucchini and carrots and now they are sitting in our window sill waiting to grow.
Gardening is one thing that I have wanted to do for a very long time but have been afraid to do so. I come from a family of expert gardeners. My mom has always had the most beautiful gardens with tons of herbs, wild flowers and vegetables. And my sisters tell me that our Italian Grandma had magical gardening powers, growing fruit and vegetables all summer long.
So it would seem that I should be able to carry on the torch right? You would think so, but something has been scaring me off. I think it's fear of failure. But I put that fear aside so that Noah and I could do something together, grow our own food.
I've heard it said many many times. If you want your children to appreciate healthy food, get them involved in preparing it, and what better way than to grow your own food? I have fond memories of eating just picked, home grown, sun warmed tomatoes on my back porch with a shaker of salt. I want that for Noah. I want that for us.
So well see how it goes. I'm not putting any pressure on our gardening project ( we have a few things against us already, like the climate for instance) , but I plan on sticking it through and having Noah help take care of our little garden.
And how about you? Do you plan on growing any particular foods this year? Are you a seasoned gardener or a newbie like me? I'd love to hear about your experience.