Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Go Go Garden

I am thrilled the Obama's planted a garden at the White House. It sends the right message that we can all, green thumb or not, have the experience and connection of growing our own food. We started a garden a few years ago for the kids so they could have the experience of tending to the earth and I love watching the food grow!

We have a few weeks left before we start our plantings so I'm still putting together a plan for what we're going to grow this year. Our tomatoes did great last year, I had so many at the end of the season, I was able to can them and have homemade sauce all winter. I'm going to experiment with some heirloom varieties this year and I hope to have equally successful results. I can't wait.

I am also in love with My First Organics growing kits. You can choose from a variety of seeds such as tomato, beans, squash or lettuce and let your little ones get in on the growing action. What I love most about these kits is that we're teaching our kids about food from seed to table. Contrary to popular 4 year old belief, food is not grown in the grocery store.

Have fun planning and planting your vegetable garden. While you're at it, plant a blueberry bush or try your hand with a strawberry container.

Be smart. Be bold. Be happi.


  1. This year I plan to try my hand at a garden. I look forward to it. I would love any tips you might have :)

  2. Thanks for the shout out! We're just as excited about Happikins. Aidan said that they are "beautiful" and wouldn't blow his nose with one....: )