As I have shared before: we grow our food. Not all the food we need (but wouldn't that be cool?) but enough to get us through and satisfy our ability to provide for ourselves.
This year our garden took on a WHOLE NEW meaning, Ellie. I thought I wanted to do cloth diapers but the thought of laundering poop is a little to much for my OCD self. So the next best thing I can do for my little one is grow her first foods! Organically. This venture might prove to be a little overwhelming but I am going to at least give it a try.
I have already started prepping her food. I have harvested, blanched and frozen many items for her. Once Ellie gets to the point where she can start on puréed solids I am going to steam the frozen veggies, purée, and then freeze in ice cube trays to portion it out. Once the purées get frozen in the cubes I will then place them into a freezer bag and keep in the freezer until she is ready to eat. Then I guess I'll heat up a cube and let her try it out!
I hope you have enjoyed the pics if my garden. I didn't get photos throughout the season. Just what it looks like today. We have planted: peas, lettuce, kale, cabbage, broccoli, artichoke, Swiss chard, beans, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumber, and peppers.
Gardening takes time and some effort but I have found it pretty easy. You just need a sunny area, dirt, water and veggie seeds or starts. Pretty simple, you just water daily, fertilize once if you want and then harvest and enjoy the "fruits" of your labor!!