organic gardening

Gardening Update #2

So far so good.

tomatoes

Container gardening has its advantages – like no weeding.  I’m loving that!  The plants are growing – actually looking better than I had hoped.  If nothing else, I’ll have tomatoes!

When I was a kid, our family had a big garden.  Each morning, my sister and I would accompany my mother to the garden where we would weed and water the plants.  Each evening, my mother served a variety of fresh vegetables for dinner – greens, corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, etc. – the only thing different was the meat.  We didn’t realize how lucky we were.  Kids being kids, we would have given our right arm for a can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs.

Trust me when I tell you that I hated early morning gardening.  I was sure that as an adult, I’d never weed another hill of beans.  Yet, here I am filling the watering can.

I don’t look at myself as a health freak but I have to admit pesticides, fertilizers and genetically engineered vegetables worry me.  The fact that the companies which supply the foods we eat basically foot the bill for their oversight raises serious concerns. So when I can, I’ve started buying organic fruits and vegetables.  Maybe I’m jumping at shadows but erring on the side of caution seems wise.

That leads me back to my little garden.

I know what isn’t being put on my plants…

And no chemicals makes me happy!