Vegetable Gardens

Knowing where your food comes from and how it’s grown is key, which is why I am a strong advocate of backyard vegetable gardens.  Growing up in a family of Italian descent, summers have always been full of home grown fruits and vegetables which to me, are much more flavorful than those that are store bought.

Here are some links with some helpful tips on planting vegetable gardens:

The importance of vegetable gardens

How to plant a vegetable garden

Five steps to starting a vegetable garden

Here are some pictures of our vegetable garden, and some of the end products:

Early growing season begins at the end of May.

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Zucchini plants

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Upside-down cherry tomato plant (Not so sure about this one, Dad)

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Figs. Non-native species? Fact: This plant came from Italy in the 1980’s

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My favourite herb, sweet basil, good on just about everything.

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3.2 pound tomato!

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