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In 2018, I set the goal to get back to having a vegetable garden in my backyard! Well, in 2019 I have finally reached the goal of having a small garden again. Never give up on those goals! It doesn't take a lot of space to produce quite a bit of food. See the garden box in the above photo? That was Alicia's garden behind her home where she lives in the Bay Area. (It is much greener there than it is in Phoenix!)
Since we live in Phoenix, AZ, there are a lot of strikes against us when we garden. The soil is terrible, the heat is terrible, there are weird bugs and water is expensive. Also, although my husband and I no longer have any pets, we do have grandchildren who frequent our backyard, so we don't want anything harmful or toxic in our garden. So we try to garden organically in the easiest way possible! I thought today I would share some tips with you about how we do earth friendly and child friendly things to keep our garden healthy and thriving!
Non-toxic Pest Control
You can see the bubbles on one of the leaves. Ha Ha.
Now our tomatoes are getting loaded with baby tomatoes! I can hardly wait! I love garden fresh tomatoes! I don't care what the current fad is about nightshade vegetables, I love them anyway!
I hope these simple tips will help you have a successful garden. Let's face it, we don't all have hours to spend in the garden, but this little bit of effort can help you have some success and the results are so rewarding!
For Gardening 101 Tips for your area, check out this website called Porch! It will tell you your zone and give you some good advice!
Remember, when you are out working in the sun, be sure to take care of your skin!
Easter Week: Because this is the beginning of Easter Week, here is a simple way to help you remember the true reason for this special holiday. You can read about Sunday and Monday today, then go back everyday to see what happened during this week so many years ago that changed our hope for eternity. #BecauseOfHim
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!