It's that weird time at the farmers markets here. Between cold weather veggies and too early for tomatoes, green beans and all the things I really look forward to during the summer.
It's a weird time at my house too. I can't put in flowers or veggies this year because of a huge remodel we
are taking on. So, I'm spending my time back in WWII England and
reading about British Victory gardens. I knew plenty about what was
going on in the USA but not in England.
My grandparents, actually my grandfather, had the green thumb and his victory garden grew well. When I was little, he was still out there on the acre and a half, planting. I loved my grandfather's garden. Spent so much time there, accidently spearing potatoes, avoiding Black Widow spiders in the corn, and picking zinnias. My grandfather's garden was so special I commissioned paintings made from the memories I have.
We really regret not having our own family farm to take the grandkidlets to see. So we take the grandkidlets down the road to the local farm and produce stand.
And I might try making a chair garden like this one I saw at a local antique fair. But I don't know that I could replicate the beauty of this one. I'm having not-buying remorse.
So, do you have a garden, veggie or flower? Have you tried to garden and failed? Or had great success with containers? Do you rely on the local farm near by for educating the children in your life?