Writer’s Note: This post is part of the Healthy Child Blog Carnival, an effort by Healthy Child Healthy World to help inspire a movement to protect children from harmful chemicals. This month’s topic is “Splendor in the Grass: Greener Gardens, Yards and Outdoor Spaces.”
Continuing my on-going quest to make healthier and more natural choices for my family – I’m proud to report that this year’s vegetable and fruit garden in our back yard is thriving and helping to feed us on a weekly basis.
As our garden is treated with nothing other than rain water and the occasional hose spritz when it’s hot outside, it’s safe to say that our veggies are about as chemical-free as we can get them.
We have plenty of tomatoes growing. Back in April I had reviewed the Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter and we’ve been getting tons of ripe cherry tomatoes off of it daily. (Picture was taken the day after my kids picked it pretty clean!)
Hubby also takes a ton of pride in our side garden, where this year we have a whole slew of vegetables like spinach, lettuce, snow peas and zucchini. As you can see from the photo, the lettuce has taken over but that’s because we just got home from two weeks of beach vacation and haven’t been out to pick anything yet! Obviously everything’s thriving despite the record heat we’ve had here in Philly.
And spefically for me, it’s been really refreshing to see that with our organic gardening, we can still produce wonderful and fresh foods for our family to eat.
It makes simply selecting organic foods at the grocery store a much easier decision for me as well. Because what I can’t get from our garden I get at our local grocery store – Wegmans – which not only has an awesome organic produce selection but also has a local organic growers produce section where I can support local farmers who grow their products free of pesticides and other harsh chemicals I would never want my children putting into their bodies.