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Today I’m taking a little step back in time. I’m going to talk just a bit about my love for fresh produce and sharing a bit about farming with my family.
Growing up we always had a garden. I’m sure you have heard me talk about it a time or two in the past. It was a simple garden but always packed full of fresh summer goodness. My favorite was when the watermelon was finally ripe and we could spend our nights eating giant slices sprinkled with salt. That is hands down the best way to eat fresh watermelon.
I searched and searched to find pictures of my dads garden (or me with it) but sadly couldn’t find any pictures. I guess those years were ruled by the video camera. Trust me, you don’t want to see 6 year old Brandy videos. It involved a lot of me saying “Dad, dad, dad! Look at me!” and a few moments of crying, screaming and acting in general like a little a-hole of a kid.
Since I couldn’t find any garden pictures from my past I opted to instead share a few pictures from my families past. A few years ago my dad took some time and scanned all the old pictures of our family into his computer and then sent them to me. I was working on my family tree (not nearly as boring or lame as it sounds) so I wanted them to help put faces to the names.
My family consisted mostly of farm and factory workers. They were hard working and knew what it meant to put in a hard days work. These pictures always make me smile because it’s a nice step back into time.
Sadly I cannot grow a full garden in my current home but I do plan on plating a herb garden again this year. The first year I planted a herb garden I went a bit crazy with the mint. Why I thought I needed to plant three different types of mint I will never know. I guess on the plus side there was always mint for mojitos. Yes. Please.
Currently my plan is to grow basil, lemon thyme, sage, peppermint, and maybe pineapple mint.
So what about you? Do you garden? Do you grow your own vegetables, flowers or herbs? If you grow herbs let me know your favorites. Oh and maybe give me some tips on growing basil. Mine always seems to die…sigh. I do like to throw in a little Miracle-Gro to help give my herbs just a little boost of nutrition to get growing. Trust me, with my lack of a green thumb I can use all the help I can get!
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