Let’s Grow A Vegetable Garden Together


I’ve chuckled at the funny ideas people have about vegetable gardening and since it’s getting time to plant our cool weather veggies around here,  I have been talking to others about it.  Here are some of the funny comments I’ve gotten:

“Vegetable Gardening is for those that can’t afford to buy there vegetables at the grocery store”

“The only people that have Vegetable Gardens are the ones that are all Green and Environmental”

“I don’t have a green thumb and wouldn’t even consider growing a Vegetable Garden”

“Vegetable Gardens are ugly”

“Vegetable Gardens are too much work!”

“Vegetable Gardens take up too much time!”

“Vegetable Gardens produce TOO much veggies for us to consume”

“I don’t have the space for a Vegetable Garden”

All of these comments seem so funny to me…I mean it used to be the only means of getting healthy foods..people grew there own food!  Now don’t get me wrong…I think that everyone has a total right to say “I don’t want to have a Vegetable Garden”  But the excuses and myths about Gardening is sort of what gets to me.

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Plus I’m a little biased because my Grandmother and Mom always had gardens and loved them.  One of the first things that we did when we would visit would be shown around the garden to see what was growing and what’s not…There is something special about being outside with a friend or family and showing them your garden..maybe even sending them home with a little something…

So what’s the REAL reason folks garden?  Some maybe to offset their grocery bill for sure..especially with the cost of rising food prices BUT..there are many other reasons to grow a Vegetable Garden..

  1. You just can’t get fresher than growing your own.  If you have not tasted a fruit or veggie from your own garden..you are missing the most deelish foods ever!  If you like to eat..then this is the most tasty way to go!
  2. Growing veggies in your own garden assures you that you are getting THE MOST HEALTHY foods possible. 
  3. Growing a Vegetable Garden can be a great family project that brings about unity and a common goal…yum..eating healthy foods
  4. Gardening…whether a Vegetable Garden or Flower Garden is good exercise.
  5. Taking time to work in your garden gives you time to think…relax..to ponder and not be rushed.  It gives you patience as you wait for those beautiful deeelish veggies to grow till harvest time.
  6. You can give generously to Neighbors, Relatives, Local Food Banks
  7. It gives you a chance to be creative..there are sooo many ways to grow a Vegetable Garden.  PRETTY ones :)
  8. Pssst..guess what..there are secrets to gardening that will cut WAY BACK on the time and work needed to keep your Vegetable Garden growing healthy and weed free!
  9. There are LOTS of ways to grow some vegetables even if you have very limited space.
  10. EVERYONE can grow a garden.  Don’t believe for a minute that you somehow cannot grow a garden.  (another little secret…we plant the seed, God makes it grow)
  11. Ummm what’s wrong with being Green?
  12. It gets you outdoors!
  13. Gardens are for Sharing..

Have I convinced you yet?  Well take a look at these fun gardens and just start to dream.  Spring has just begun..time to really start planning and dreaming…

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This garden was created on the 20th Floor of a balcony! 

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As you can see there are many different kinds of Vegetable Gardens.  Sure the initial time invested is a bit … but after that..it’s smooth sailing!  Pretty much…

So have I convinced you to start a little Veggie Garden?  Well if not here’s my plan..

My garden last year didn’t turn out as I had hoped..mostly because it just didn’t get enough sun…so this year I’m going to do some things a little different…I’m going to be a little more creative..I hope..LOL

Once a week I’m going to post a Vegetable Gardening article that will help you AND me to stay on track..step by step.  I am even thinking about doing a linky party every week… so that we can share our progress with each other…

Now please don’t be discouraged if you want to participate and for some reason you really cannot have a veggie garden..guess what..I think even if you plant 1 herb in a pot..you are growing vegetables!! LOL  I’m easy!

Your very first assignment…get creative!  Look around your yard or patio..think about where you could put a vegetable garden.  Go on the internet and dream a little…See what others are doing..or not doing..

Only one more thing..vegetable gardens need at least 6-8 hours of full sun to do well..so keep this in mind when scouting out the perfect spot!

Leave me a comment..Are you going to start a garden with me…or just watch..LOL  really either way is ok..but I would love some company on this!

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Comments

  1. Terri Betz says

    We will be growing our gardens together! So fun! I don’t own a cell phone or a good camera though so I may be a bit boring. Our garden last year was not so great because of the very late freeze we had! Boo! We didn’t get berries hardly at all because it froze the flowers here.
    This year we have built 2 raised bed boxes for our garden (because of rock hard mountain top soil) and set them in a strip of yard that actually gets sun! We have huge Doug Fir trees and Cedars everywhere here. We have taken 1 Cedar down to give us a strip of lovely sun along the back of our yard! Looking forward to your garden work!

    • says

      Yay Terri!! This will be so fun! Bummer about the weather and your garden!! It’s so crazy anymore..it’s hard to predict! Sounds like you are going to have the PERFECT sunny spot for your vegetable garden! We have really tall trees too so our backyard is out..so I need to get creative with my front yard or MAYBE one spot in the back might work better than last year.

      I look forward to your progress too! And no worries if you have no pics..we can still chit chat about it and I can get a vision for what you are doing! Thanks so much for joining me and keeping me accountable!!

      Blessings 2 You!!

    • says

      Hi Barb! Yes I’m only going to plant a smaller tidy one this year..the plans that I really have for growing just can’t be done until my kids move out! LOL The only really sunny place at our house is a part of the driveway where they will soon be parking there cars :( Oh well .. a small garden is good for now…c’mon now..join me ;)
      Blessings!

    • says

      Hi Amy! Thanks so much for featuring my post! Join me this year even if it’s just a couple of pots of veggies or herbs..it’s all in the dirt :) Blessings to you!

  2. says

    Fresh garden vegetables are the best! I hope some day to be able to have a garden again. It’s not right for this season of my life. I’m so lucky to have many friends around me who garden (we’re of pioneer stock — it’s generational). I am often offered my favorite fresh veggies from their abundance. It’s a good thing.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
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  3. Amanda Frankenberry says

    This is great! My husband and I were just outside today talking of plans to expand our existing garden. We always seem to get started late and I am excited to think we may be ahead of the game this year! We did not get to garden last year :( so everything is really grown in. Any helpful tips on killing all the grass and weeds would be a blessing. We seem to spend so much time killing the seed bed and tilling to turn around and have double the weeds. Thanks for posting the pics of different gardens. It sure has me dreaming and planning. God Bless and happy gardening!

  4. Kris says

    I have started my first garden this year. I am so excited. I would love to send you a picture. I live in a large suburban area, but have a unique large pie shapped yard. I am turning the ugly side of the yard that was once full of weeds into a fabulous garden with raised beds. This morning I had blooms on my squash and zucchini. I started my seeds indoors in February so I was able to get a head start. I cant eat my first home grown veggie.

    • says

      Yahoooo Kris! I would love for you to send me a picture!! I would love to put it on Faith Filled Foods for Moms and feature it!! I could watermark it with your name so nobody could steal it too! That’s up to you :) You already have blooms?! WOW you Rock!!! Can’t wait to see your pics and no worries if you don’t me to share… but it you do..I would LOVE to! Blessings and thanks for stopping by!!

  5. says

    Hi, I love your post. Wanted to share with you my Tower Gardens, they are Aeroponic gardening which uses 1/4 less water, no dirt, no weeding, no pesticides needed. Delicious healthy producer hats easy & convenient. It’s like having a Farmers Market right off your back porch, balcony, rooftop, patio or deck for those who love to garden, but don’t have the yard or land to grow!

    • says

      Hi Shelby! Thanks for stopping by and I love your gardens! This is what I need as my teens have all my good gardening space covered with cars! Boo Hoo! Blessings!

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