Certain things just go together. PB and J. Mork and Mindy. Ice cream and sprinkles. For those of us who are passionate about eating locally and seasonally – planting a home garden is the icing on the cake.
My adventure with a home garden started a few years ago. The experiment was to see if anything could grow in my yard. With very little effort - we were drowning in cucumbers. The wheels starting turning on how I could grow more though my family sadly nixed my idea of leaving suburban life and buying a farm.
It was about this time that I found out about a service – Love and Carrots, www.loveandcarrots.com – that comes to your house, surveys your yard, and offers counsel on what can be grown.
One of the urban farmers from Love and Carrots, Morgan, met me on a cold day last February. As we trudged through the snow, she measured sun exposure at different points in the year, and we made a plan for what we could grow. I was overjoyed!
My little garden with one box has since grown to seven beds and at least a dozen pots. While we did have some mishaps – ahem, hungry woodchucks – we are still harvesting produce well into the winter months. There is nothing like going outside – picking a bunch of vegetables and herbs – and cooking them for dinner.
You may be equally inspired to eat homegrown food but need some help getting a head start. I am proud to announce that Love and Carrots and Your Inner Kitchen will be offering a joint package this spring.
The Eating with the Seasons package represents the perfect pairing of both home gardening and integrative nutrition health coaching. Packages will include my coaching services plus a discounted rate on 3 vegetable beds OR one free garden coaching session with a season of garden care from Love and Carrots.