As the end of the year approaches I am thinking about a spring garden full of yummy vegetables, herbs and fruit waiting to be harvested and eaten. Alas, my chocolate lab, Coco who has taken over my backyard, brings me back to reality. My goal for the New Year, not resolution, but goal is to reclaim my backyard and build a garden where a bounty of produce and Coco can coexist.
Here are some photos of my garden and Coco as well as links to some great information to help me with planning. Are you thinking about starting or reviving your garden too? Lets chronicle this journey together.
How to Create a Dog-Friendly Garden
23 Common Flowers That Are Poisonous For Your Pet
Dog Friendly Gardening Tips
American Kennel Club Offers Tips On Dog-Friendly Gardening
Growing your own food is a great way to help your kids eat more fruits and vegetables because most kids like to eat what they grow. Also growing your on produce makes it easy to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into healthy meals and snacks. Growing your own food teaches your child about the environment in which they live, where their food comes from and how plants grow.
This is what I am growing now:
Here is what has grown in my daughter’s school garden:
What are you growing?