The Victory Garden Returns

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March 28th, 2011

Another spring and after five years we finally have the planting of our garden down to a science. As usual we had to vote on what to grow. With 21 grandchildren voicing opinions, our garden will be a little larger this year.  Tomatoes, potatoes, beans, lettuce, onions, asparagus, beets,chard, strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, cucumbers, spinach and of course lots of basil to make our pesto sauce. Taking a chance on Midwest weather is always risky but we jumped in with both feet and decided to plant in early April. It was a good choice and we are harvesting enough to share with 6 families.  Charlie, who is four, is in charge of tomato picking.  “No green tomatoes, he tells everyone, only red ones.”  The older children water every other day and everyone helps me pick weeds on Saturdays.  It is a family effort and we have all been rewarded with fresh food on our table.  Gardening teaches children many things – sharing, caring and the benefits of hard work but most of all it is fun!

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