We know local, organic veggies are good for us. Either you can go to your local farmers market every weekend, or try some gardening at home. You can’t get more local than that! Have you ever tasted a tomato right off the vine? Oh, it is heaven. Compared to the cookie cutter tomatoes in the grocery store, homegrown tomatoes are like a great champagne compared to a MGD 64 (honestly, does it even taste like beer?). Here are some tips to having a garden at home:
- Start Small – don’t grow everything you always wanted the first year or two, slow and steady is the best way to grow.
- Research your climate zone
- Buy good organic soil & fertilizer
- Check out Organic Gardening for info on pest control and much more
- Get your kids involved, they love it! The miracle of seeing a seed turn into a cucumber never gets old
- Have a small herb garden in your kitchen. This is easy and super handy when whipping up healthy meals. Fresh herbs add so much flavor, vitamins and aroma without adding anything bad to your diet. Check out this indoor herb garden. How cute!
- Containers are your friend!
- Water in the morning when it is cool so the water lasts longer. If you water in the heat of the day, a lot of the water evaporates before it can get to the roots.
- As my grandmother told me, always plant marigolds with your tomatoes. They are beautiful and they keep pests away. Thanks Nan ♥