Lolo’s mom shared the above video with me and now I’m convinced, I want to be a gangster gardener. The video is around 11 minutes long and well worth the watch.
No one has accused me of having a green thumb before, but I have kept our house plants (OK the majority of them) alive for several years now. I also built a raised garden bed at our old house and had a successful vegetable garden for one summer. I think it is time to build another one!
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money.” What a great quote. I also loved, “if kids grow kale, they eat kale.” I want Lolo to eat a lot of kale; after she’s done with her milk fetish. My mom always included us in her gardening and cooking when we were little. I might not have picked up as much of it as she hoped, but I do have fond memories of those experiences and I’d like Lolo to have something similar with her Mom and Dad.
I am starting to get a vision for what I’d like some of those experiences to look like. I want our family to explore more sustainable living by trying to grow some of our own food. For starters, this weekend we went from a window box where we dry our pots and pans to a mini indoor herb garden – germination T minus 10 days!
Are you a gangster gardener? Share your stories with us of how you grow your own food. We would love to see pictures!