Gardening

Last week's post was about eating more foliage and I thought I would share with you my experience with growing leafy greens. 

Some of  you may know that I like to attempt a garden every year. It is a small garden and more of an urban garden. My family always has had a garden and I really do love fresh produce in the summer. If you happen to be growing your own garden and end up with extra produce, feel free to share it with me! 

This year I am growing tomatoes, mint, basil and lettuce. In previous years I have tried to grow beans, carrots, tomatoes and some herbs. Honestly I have the best luck with tomatoes and last year my basil went crazy. I totally killed the carrots and they just ended up rotting. I mentioned that my garden is an "urban" garden, which means I have all my plants in planters. I don't dig up my yard to plant vegetables, because we rent our house and I don't have the tools for that type of gardening. 

 These are the tomatoes plants and herbs on my patio. 

These are the tomatoes plants and herbs on my patio. 

 This is the start of the lettuce. I was trying a new technique and so far it seems to be working. 

This is the start of the lettuce. I was trying a new technique and so far it seems to be working. 

Since my gardening experience is somewhat limited, I thought I would pass along some other gardening tips from the professionals. This was from Ohio State Extension - Edible Front Yard Gardening. If you want some additional gardening tips, Purdue's Extension website is great depending on what types of produce you are growing.

I wanted to include a recent picture from my garden. The pictures above are from a month ago. The tomatoes are taking off and the mint is loving the pot. The lettuce is also starting to come up in full force. If you are curious about how I used a bag of soil for the base, then check out these instructions - CLICK HERE!

 Lettuce is growing as of last night. It is looking great and I can't wait to harvest some leafy greens! 

Lettuce is growing as of last night. It is looking great and I can't wait to harvest some leafy greens!