Every once and a while my sister stops by “my office” while on her way to get groceries. In tote, my niece and nephew. It’s always a fun visit because I get to show my nephew what’s new in the garden, and explain to him how these things grow. We usually take a quick walk around and he picks out all the things he wants to take home. This week it was a cucumber, chard, one tiny jalapeno pepper, dill, broccoli and an onion. The look on his face is always pure excitement – almost like he can’t believe he picked these vegetables himself and now he gets to eat them. Such a rewarding feeling.
Even though I admit to not being able to grow anything, I wanted my nephew to experience the process of growing food himself, so when Natrel approached me and asked if I would be interested in receiving a vertical gardening kit, I jumped at the chance.
With six pots to fill, we picked out a large bag of organic potting soil and six plants; strawberries, rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley and oregano. Gardening shovel in hand, we got to work. First transplanting all the plants, and then assembling the garden.
Nothing tastes better than food grown in your own backyard, and I know every time my sister cooks with the herbs grown in my nephew’s garden he’s going to feel a sense of pride. Now hopefully his thumb is a little greener than mine.
Disclosure: I received a free Natrel Organic Vertical Gardening Kit in exchange for a picture of the finished garden. This post was not a requirement and I did not receive any further compensation for doing so… I just love being able to teach my nephew stuff!