Friday, July 22, 2016

Inspiring Garden of Edibles at Earthbound Farm


Following the Afternoon Tea Party at Earthbound Farm, the boys and I decided to wander through the gardens on the grounds of the farmstand. And while anyone who knows me knows that I have a black thumb, it was inspiring nonetheless. To see what they are growing here locally - successfully - well, it gave me garden-goals.


I love this shot of busy bees. I can watch bees all afternoon; they're mesmerizing!


I had never seen quinoa growing. This plant was in the Children's Garden, in the 'Q' planter box. D yelled, "Mommy, we can grow quinoa." You can grow quinoa! But, I would love that. We eat quinoa quite a bit. I need to read up on how it goes from plant to plate. Do I have to dry it? Can I use it straight off the bush?


"Mom, look at the wheat!" D hollered when he reached the 'W' planter. "Too bad Dad is gluten-free. We could grow wheat."


This odd red flower puzzled me. Without hesitation, R declared, "It's a pomegranate, Mom. It looks exactly like a pomegranate. It's just that all of the parts aren't yet full-grown." Okay, I wouldn't say it looks exactly like a pomegranate. But I see what you mean.

And, just to confirm, I asked one of the gals if they had pomegranates out there. She said yes.


What an inspiring stroll. There are so many things I want to plant at our new house. While I love supporting local organic farmers that I know, it'd be nice to be able to eat more things from our own yard. 

Okay, who's willing to give me gardening tips?

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place! I can never get a good bee photo! Yours is amazing.

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