Remember back in 2012? I don’t, really. Thank goodness for blogging.
That was when I first discovered the keyhole garden from a fellow blogger. It’s only taken two years, but finally, the keyhole garden is in business. (Thank you, Jocelyn!) Unfortunately, due to a very full schedule through the end of June, it may get sloppily planted with more expensive seedlings from the nursery rather than sowing seeds. I’m just too antsy to wait and do the whole thing in nature’s time (seed to fruit).
Once per week, the whole DirtNKids clan hops in the 10-yr-old minivan for the 20 minute drive to Bubba’s farm. During the winter, we load up on greens like mustard, turnip, beet, kale and fresh salad lettuces — my favorite time of year for food for sure. Greens is what we eat, the mainstay of our diet, if you will, and for more than three years now, he’s our favorite place to “shop.” If you’re new here, you can read about giant heads of cauliflower and shopping at a farm co-op to catch up.
“It’s the sound that is made when the eggplant explodes,” I tell my kids. I mean, why else wrap it so tightly in foil?
Farmer co-ops — they really are all the rage. My go-to farmer is Bubba, a 20-minute drive south of us. You could say we have a relationship.
During peak growing seasons, the back of my 10-yr-old minivan keeps a sharp knife, pitch fork, shovel, gumboots, a few plastic grocery bags, and a recycle bin lined with newsprint. I’m at the ready, you could say. But ready for what?
Ready for veggies.
“I have not failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~ Thomas Edison