New Weelicious Series- My Own Edible Garden- Part 3

I still can't believe how fast everything is growing in our garden. It's just like cooking, a little this, a little that and poof, fresh food! The kids have gotten in the habit of filling their water buckets to water everything from the tomatoes, carrots, kale, beans, strawberries and more. We've only had one casualty, the tomatillo seeds we planted in a place we forgot to water, woops! Live and learn. We even planted pumpkin seeds that will hopefully arrive in early fall, just in time for Halloween.

So far in the past 2 weeks we've made salad with a variety of lettuces the kids got to pick on their own. Cilantro for guacamole, thyme to roast a chicken, basil that we chopped for a tomato olive compote over grilled fish and even lemon verbena lemonade that was a big hit. I'm starting to feel like there's a little green in my thumbs, but I've still got a long way to go! Here's a few more things we all learned recently from Lauri, our garden mentor from Edible Gardens LA:

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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  • Maryea Happy Healthy Mama

    Aaaaah I love this!! I openly admit that I am insanely jealous.

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  • Dawn

    Great tips!!

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  • Brady

    Anyone can garden! Even in small spaces you can use containers, I have even seen someone use a poly-plastic shoe holder hung on a fence with plants growing in it!

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  • Gaby

    Oh the joys of warm climate! Way too cold and rainy too coldand rant here in OR to plant very much yet. I look forward to planting tomatoes in mid May! Yay.

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  • [email protected]

    Great tips! We just recently planted our herb garden and added some veggies. I so look forward to using them throughout the summer months to cook with.

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  • Lisa T

    We've already planted onions, tomato, parsley, dill, golden raspberry's and we have 1 strawberry plant that my husband is going to split to make more. Today we got seeds for peppers, beetroot, celery, carrots, spinach and more tomatoes and parsley. I want to plant zuchinni and eggplant as weell but not sure my husband will be so excited to do that much digging.:D

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  • Grace

    Do you ever have issues with neighborhood cats being attracted to the fish emulsion fertilizer? The garden looks great, by the way.

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  • Brenda Garner

    Love your kids being so involved! This is something they will do now forever.

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  • Kaitlin Lee

    We have had problems with deer eating our food every summer now. Does anyone know of any tried and true tips? At this point me might just create a crazy fenced in enclosure to keep them out. Eye sore, but worth it.

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  • Catherine

    If you've been looking for the trellis that holds the Blue Lake Beans, here it is: http://www.easternstartrading.com/ They sell such cool garden products!

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  • Cyndi Finkle

    Lauri is the best! She is an amazing gardner and cook! So happy to see her working here with weelicious!

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  • Becky

    Where would you suggest we START for the edible garden process? We just bought a house and live in Miami, FL so we have warm climate year-round. No idea where to even begin, though, do we just put seeds in the ground? Thanks!

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