Every year as March 1st approaches my husband begins to get a spring into his step. I see his eyes start to brighten, mood change from the winter blues to a little more lighter. In his mind the first day of Spring is March 1st. This morning as I look outside and see not a cloud in the sky, the temp isn’t “that bad” and I can see bits of green stems popping out of the ground that resembles flower leaves so I too have a little Spring into my step too.
We have a pretty big vegetable and herb garden plus garden beds full of perennials, so when the weather begins to warm up I tend to start snooping around out back. This past weekend I made my to my favorite place, Terrain. I am not sure I’d call it a nursery or a garden shop because it’s so much more. Not only can you buy seeds, plants, trees and garden accessories there but you can also take very informative and fun classes and seminars there. Take tours of the property and they have the most amazing cafe that offers food and drinks daily and also special events monthly such as Chef Dinners.
|My son helping me plant bean seeds|
I bought some of my seeds for this year and with the help of my sons we began to plant some of them indoors. I think my boys sometimes get more excited about planting than I do, they love to help choose what we are planting for that season, help from beginning to end with the planting, weeding and harvesting of the crops. I really believe that our garden has helped my sons become better eaters because they could eat the food that THEY grew. Believe me..they don’t always like it but they always try it, and that is half the battle (I think anyway).
|My Organic Garden 2010|
Gardens do take time and require a lot of work, but start small. You can even plant in pots on your deck or use a sunny spot on the side of your yard for herbs. You can even incorporate herbs and vegetables in your perennials. There are so many different ways to plant your veggies, just have fun and enjoy them throughout the gardening season.
**This year I am using a great garden planner from Mothering Earth
This post was given to us by Trina O’Boyle founder of O’Boy! Organic. O’Boy! Organic offers services and classes for parents and children. For more information, tips and recipes from Trina please visit her at www.oboyorganic.com