How To Eat More Veggies

Do you want to know how to eat more veggies? Simple. Plant them yourself! There is nothing more tantalizing to eat than something you’ve grown yourself. I grew up in a farming community where it was an absolute pleasure to harvest our own vegetables and make delicious meals from your own backyard farms. I am hoping to share that joy with my kids.
My youth group at church has a small box in the community garden and today we got together and planted some veggies.
We planted a row each of zucchini squash, carrots, tomatoes, sweet basil and cress.
I will be visiting the garden everyday to water it and look for the first sign of a sprout. And the kids will come in on weekends to do their part.
Just call us Organic Farmers!
What the box looked like before we started.

The farming process: weeding and raking

Sewing the seeds

Watering the soil

The marked rows

Now waiting for the first signs of growth


In a few weeks, I hope to have some farm-fresh, organic vegetables to sell on behalf of my kids.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. You are such a hard worker!


    1. runwright says:

      Thanks but it’s not really work when you’re doing what you love 🙂


  2. Jennifer says:

    Everything tastes better when you grow it yourself! 🙂 And so cool to introduce kids to gardening.


    1. runwright says:

      Aww thanks. Yeah kids in the city don’t have a lot of opportunities to garden so it’s great that we have this space that we can use in this way. We are really looking forward to making that meal from our own food.


  3. Patrice says:

    This is such a great idea. Please keep us updated on the progress. I plan on doing this soon. I’m just concerned about having too much food.


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