Not-So-Green Thumb

Have you ever wondered where your food comes from? Chances are your food has traveled many many miles to get to your local grocery store. On this journey to health and awareness, my husband and I have often wondered not only where our food comes from, but also what it comes in contact with. Pests, pesticides, plastic packaging, and many more unwanted items come in contact with our food on a daily basis. Because of this, we have decided to finally take matters into our own hands.

We are about to embark on our own home garden journey. Because we live in the north east and winter is quickly approaching, our plants will be indoors. Nevertheless, I am excited for this process. I have no idea if we are even going to be successful during this process, but I can’t wait to learn more about plants and growing our own food. It has been a dream of ours for the past few years to eventually become self-sustaining and I feel like this is a step in the right directions.

Do you know the term “green thumb” that is used when people are naturally good at growing things? That is my husband. I, on the other hand, kill everything I touch. (Plants, not humans. Don’t worry, I am not some kind of crazed vegan serial killer. Although to plants I may seem that way. Anyway,…) I have never been able to successfully grow a plant in my life, but I am hoping that this adventure will do the trick and teach me enough to grow on my own one day.

There are so many resources online for everyone from newbies to experienced gardeners. If you are interested, check out YouTube. If you think an indoor garden would be a fun adventure, but worry about not having enough space in your home, you should definitely check out videos about microgreens. There are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of videos on YouTube and you only need a couple feet of space for these miniature gardens.

I will keep you guys updated on the progress of our (hopefully) growing plants. I cannot wait to eat food that I can trace back to where it was grown and what it has been exposed to.

Here’s to hoping I will be eating locally-grown pesticide free kale in the near future.

Love Always,

Elizabeth

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