Victory Garden

In a recent post, we gave you some ideas on how your garden can help your soul during these troubled times.  Today we’re going to talk about how to put your garden to work growing food for your family.
Most of us heard stories from our grandparents or parents about small home gardens that were kept during the Depression and WWII to help feed families. We probably didn’t pay a lot of attention at the time and we probably should have paid more.

Thankfully, anyone can grow a successful veggie garden, not just your grandparents. Even if you’ve have space for just containers and herbs, the approach is the same:

Step 1: If you’re like us, the veggie garden is usually a mess near the end of winter

Dennis and Des were good enough to help us clean up.

Step 2: Put down a fresh layer of compost under the watchful eye of Mr. Bond. We use LeafGro which is available throughout the DMV.

Step 3: Plant carefully and according to the instructions on the packet.

Step 4:  Make sure your products are OMRI-certified and ordered from a family business like Johnny’s Selected Seeds

Step 5: Fertilize with your favorite. Here we are using Neptune’s Harvest fish fertilizer which Mr. Bond finds delicious.

In less than two hours, the first planting is done and ready for some rain. In the meantime, there is some kale that over-wintered which we will have for dinner tonight.

Step 6: Now, grab your favorite chair and a beverage and start imagining what you’re going to have in a couple months.

If you’d like more information on how to start a veggie garden, there are tons of resources available.

We’d love to hear how your garden is helping you! We will be putting more ideas on our blog and Instagram

Stay safe, take care of those around you, and go out in your garden!