Friday, July 29, 2011

I Miss My Vegetable Garden

I love gardening ever since I was a kid and until now I still do. When hubby and I were in Texas, I planted flowers in our front yard and veggies at the back yard. That's what kept me busy when I was not working so I won't get bored. Now that I'm here in my homeland,  I really miss my vegetable garden back in Texas. As much as I want to have a vegetable garden here, our lot is so limited. Can hardly plant anything except some plants and flowers.

This time of year a few years ago, my veggies were ready to be harvested. I planted string beans, tomatoes, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, okra, squash, sweet potatoes, collard greens, green beans, jute, lettuce, cantaloupe, cucumbers and a lot more. I harvested a lot of my veggies and I blanched it and put some of it in our freezer for winter. The rest I shared to my Filipino friends and some church members. All my veggies were organic. I didn't use any pesticide or herbicide and no fertilizer. I just water them often. Organic vegetables are so expensive in the grocery store so it's best to have your own garden.