It’s official… we’re urban farmers! The tricks to our success? Creating a nutrient-rich environment (tilling our own organic soil and compost, sand, coconut husks, and organic fertilizer) for our fruits and veggies to flourish in and doing nothing.
About six weeks ago we constructed and planted some planter boxes. After planting, we basically did nothing but monitor nature doing it’s thing. Job well done, nature!
Here’s how our kale box started in early March:
Raised bed #1: Raspberries, strawberries, kale, beets, garlic bulbs and carrots!
And at the end of March:
They’re growing! The raspberries took the early lead in growth
Kale has taken the lead, but the raspberries are holding on strong
The next week:
Holy greens! Nothing like April showers and sun to get that garden growing!
This past weekend:
Kale progress: ready for harvest!
Harvesting our first kale crop!!!
Thanks, kale, for a delicious dinner!
Yum! Kale, sausage and mushroom pasta for dinner tonight
School is not in my recent past or immediate future, but school is challenging for Brandon this quarter. Thankfully, he’s just finishing up the last week of the quarter and next week is FINALS week.
How can I help? With finals snacks! Where do I go to find some delicious, nutritious snacks for Brandon and his cohort? PINTEREST! In case you’re also supplying study treats over the next week, I’ve scoured the internet for some great ideas. Don’t worry, these are great for non-finals times too.
No bake energy bites
And maybe some not-so-healthy options…(via my “Sweets for my sweets” board)
S’more krispie treats
Happy snacking! And good luck on finals!