Monday, January 19, 2015

Garden Thoughts

Here in Iowa we are getting a taste of Spring.  The weather has been wonderful-temperatures in the 40's and 50's.  It makes me start thinking of my garden.
(Our garden June of 2012)

There are so many benefits to having a garden.  At the top of the list of course is the money you save.  The food you grow can also be much healthier than store bought produce.

 There is just something about growing your own food that I find appealing.  I like being self sufficient.  I enjoy being outside.  I feel good about providing my family with clean, healthy food that we grew ourselves.  Knowing exactly how and where everything was grown.  Knowing and controlling what chemicals, if any, where used.  Getting your family involved with the planting, harvesting and preserving.  An added bonus, you get to play in the dirt!  I absolutely love having a garden.

I have started getting seed catalogs in the mail which is another sign that Spring is near .

I've been thinking and planning out this years garden.  Here is the list I have so far of what I will be planting...

Bell peppers
Green Beans

I am so ready for Spring!

Do you garden?  What are your favorite things to grow?


  1. you said it all. I am too so looking forward to the next season. And going through the catalogs and planning what to order. This year I'm going to try 2 new crops. How about you, have you thought about trying something new?

  2. I usually try at least one new thing each year. I'm not sure what I'll try new this year. I'm still researching!