Friday, January 29, 2016

Growing Backyard Vegetables

When I have nothing to do in my downtime at work, I love back reading my blog posts. One afternoon, I read my post about how we successfully became homeowners from renters. I mentioned in that post that in order for us to survive the new financial task we took of buying our own home, we will make everything work out and one of the tips I joked about was planting kamote tops to get by.

Two years on and I am literally planting kamote tops in my backyard, lol!

I'm sure many organic and urban gardeners have blogged about all the benefits of growing your own food and I just wanted to add more benefits that it gave to my family. For me, the convenience of having vegetables in your own backyard is the best! Nowadays, when I crave for tinolang manok or ilonggo's famous laswa, all I need is the main ingredient of the menu! My household is taking advantage of having to just pick all the vegetables we need. I'm also thankful we have amazing neighbours who offer us some of their homegrown vegetables and herbs that we don't grow or ours are still too young for harvest. We also share seeds and seedlings. How lucky we are!

More so, I get to spend less in my grocery budget because I don't need to include these veges in my list and I get them fresh! The only vegetables I buy now include pumpkin, carrots and mung beans. My weekly menu in the house would usually include ilonggo laswa, mongo with alugbati, tinolang manok, tinolang isda with kamote tops or kangkong or mustasa and so on. It really is a wonderful life!

I never knew I got green thumb! All I did was throwing seeds here and there and started replanting them. The best tip I could give I guess was to maintain soil moisture so your veges won't dry out.

Sharing you snaps of my homegrown vegetables.

Mustasa babies!


Ampalaya (bitter melon)

Onion springs
Calamansi babies
Malunggay shoots
Freedom busy in the garden!
I am actually waiting for the flower garden to reach its full bloom and I'm gonna share it to you right away. I suggest you try growing your own vegetables too. It's a major stress reliever for me and you literally get your greens straight from your garden to your dining table! Awesome.

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