For three years now we've tilled the backyard, adding a year's worth of compost to the soil, planted the seeds, prayed for a harvest, and reaped the rewards. This year we have our largest plot so far: tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, beans, lettuce, zucchini, blueberries, carrots, onions, marigolds, and herbs in the ground, following the Square Foot Gardening Method. So far the radishes have made it to the table, but the blueberries never leave the garden.
Our compost always grows a couple of plants of its own (which we saved several square feet for), so this year we have pumpkins and spaghetti squash that reseeded themselves from last year. Our stepping stones are recycled goods from various places: Neighbors getting rid of stepping stones, the terra-cotta inside of the chimney Matt took off our home, and lids that Matt's job throws away. Charlotte has gotten good at closing the garden gate behind her and most of the time remembers to stay on the path and off the growing produce.
Eating purposefully healthy and following Trim Healthy Mama's eating plan has made these veggies staples in our diet (radishes cook just like potatoes and taste great with butter, rosemary, salt and pepper), and we're excited to shop our backyard whenever possible.
Are you growing anything this year? What do you have in the ground??