I am a mom who is trying to grow a garden in her small backyard because…
- I want my children to know where food comes from.
- I want them to eat healthier.
- I want them to understand the value of hard work and the concept of patience.
- I want to give them the gift of having a family garden, just like my parents have done for me.
Now, I want to grow more heirlooms.
I have to admit, I don’t know a ton about gardening. My parents and their parents were gardeners. My in-laws in Russia have some of the most amazing gardens you have ever seen. I remember visits to the Dacha in the summer and eating the most delicious fruits and vegetables I have ever tasted. Their alpine strawberries are out of this world. But eating from others gardens only teaches you how delightfully tasty food can be, not when or how to plant it.