If you have been following us on Facebook or the blog, you have likely seen us bringing in all sorts of tasty treats from our yard. Additionally, Charles took a recent trip to Tennessee and spent some time at Mayfield Farm & Nursery to pick some blueberries, blackberries and eggplant. We certainly count ourselves extremely lucky in the world of access to fresh food.
Atlanta is a bloom with countless farmer’s markets and is home to one of the largest farmers markets in the world. All this is great! However, nothing beats walking out your back door to a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables. Gardening is, in many ways, like cooking. You can get overwhelmed with the “what’s/why’s/how’s”. It’s not that hard folks. Start small! We did…nearly three years ago with a garden that Charles had been cultivating for about a year.
Our garden is SO many things to us. Our proposal came one Friday afternoon when Charles hung an engagement ring from one of the Cherokee Purple Tomato plants in the garden. It is our place to go relax after a hard day. Now, don’t get us wrong…you have to work at it. Watering, weeding and watching for pests are but a few of the luxuries that come with growing your own food. That said, there are COUNTLESS resources to get you started. We would tell you to start with herbs. They are easy and you’ll save a boatload of money at the store should you want some fresh basil or rosemary for this evenings meal. If you don’t have a big yard, build a small planting box or use some planters on the back porch.
Check out our garden from a month ago. Add some love, weeding and a water to give you this next video. Check out these lovely offerings!