When I went from crafting and knitting this winter to more gardening work, my husband asked if that was the end of my knitting.
Then when I spent most of my weekend outside in the garden my husband asked if I was going to stop cooking and baking because of the gardening he got a little worried.
But they are not mutually exclusive of each other.
I have a rule. When I have a lot of things to catch up on say outside - other chores will have to take a backseat or I will drive myself crazy with the length of my to do list. That being said - its gardening time and the first thing up is:
The Good Neighbor Garden
My neighbor and I came up with this last year. A way for us to pool our resources and share the bounty of a garden in our neighborhood. We learned alot and are rearing to go this year. So I bring you the essential components to a beginning Kitchen Garden.
1. Basil - and more basil and then more...
2. Tomatoes - We are growing Brandwine and Romas
3. Cilantro - its the essential summer ingredient
4. Fennel - Its not just for winter...
5. Nasturtiums - For a more colorful salad experience
6. Green Peppers
9. Lemon Thyme
On the bench: We've actually tossed back and forth adding a Blueberry and a raspberry bush as well. I mean why not add fruit with our garden if possible right?
What's your essentail component to a Kitchen Garden?