•*””*°Good Food=Good Health•*””*°Happy July 4th•*””*°

Leo with cabbage

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This past weekend consisted of working in the garden, weeding, we managed to get in a bikeride, and rerouted the vine plants to grow up the arbors and enjoyed our 2nd bountiful harvest which we are very grateful for. The photo is lacking one large cucumber, we picked after photo since I found it before rerouting vines since it was hidden in the growth.  It always amazes me to see what lovely harvest a garden can bring with a little attention and lovingly care. 

If you have vine plants such as cucumbers, green beans, squash, sometimes they will need your help at first to grow up your arbors and to prevent rot and disease from laying on the ground. 

We enjoyed some of our harvest for dinner last evening on the grill we cut up our fresh tomatoes, 2 types of squash, and onions, and peppers with slivers of carrot added in with extra virgin olive oil and put in aluminium foil on the grill it was as always delicious. Dessert was fresh blueberries off our blueberry bush, along with some strawberries.  Good food equals good health and fresher the better, home grown or from farmers markets or stores that sell fresh produce. 

Hope you all enjoy your 4th of July! Here are some creative ideas for recipes: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/4th-of-july/

Congratulations to Leo from McLean, VA, on growing a
21.6 lb cabbage as part of his 3rd Grade Cabbage Program. His secret? “We used compost and fresh fish guts under the plant as fertilizer. It was the biggest thing I ever grew.” Way to grow, Leo!

Pick and harvest your veggies for Peak Flavor nice article from Mother Earth News: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/pick-for-peak-flavor.aspx

This is a pretty cool link to show you how to grow strawberries out of an old garden boot: http://www.gardeningworld.org/2013/05/how-to-grow-strawberry-in-old-garden.html

How to make your own Natural GingerAle: http://wellnessmama.com/8945/natural-ginger-ale/

Ways to freeze and blanche fresh veggies: http://www.homesteadsurvivalist.com/2013/05/5-step-to-freeze-fresh-vegetables-from.html

My point in writing this blog is to encourage others to grow a garden and to give them points in doing so. Anyone can grow one it is good for your health, and is so rewarding for several seasons.

Happy Gardening til Next time~Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ•*´¯`*•. Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” 
―    Robert Lynd

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