Building and Growing Our Organic Garden

Since Georgia was born three and a half years ago, we have been moving toward eating more and more organic food, raw food and less-processed food. There are many reasons for it. She was born right when my mother died of cancer (and who knows what causes it), my grandmother has cancer, I became more educated about the state of our food today while I was pregnant and on and on. I would say I'm happy with about two-thirds of what we eat. That other third are the occasional treats, meals out at restaurants and those instances of ordering a delivery pizza when I just don't have time for anything else. (yes, it happens)

So what better way to know your food is organic and know exactly where it's coming from than to grow it yourself? We started with planting organic seeds.

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Then we (i.e. my hubby) cleared about a 20' by 30' section of grass in our backyard. What's the saying? Grow food not grass.
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We went from this...
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... to this.
A total of 10 raised beds filled with green beans, sugar snap peas, strawberries, broccoli, collards, spinach, lettuce, cantaloupe, corn, sunflowers, carrots, onions, potatoes, asparagus, peppers, okra and tomatoes. Now we just need my green thumb to work well this summer and my anti-squirrel tactics to kick-in. (did I mention we have a crazy squirrel problem?)

Georgia also helped me plant two peach trees on Arbor Day.
We also have two blueberry bushes so far, a raspberry bush, two blackberry bushes and I have a grape arbor in the works. I can't wait to see how well we'll eat this summer and so many summers to come!

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