When I lived in New Zealand for a year (in 2015), the house we stayed in had a HUGE backyard garden for us to enjoy. We loved it. You can read more about it here. I was re-reading the post this morning because I remember making the most of the garden was a process. I loved the IDEA of a backyard garden, but actually utilising the garden fully didn’t come as easily as I expected. I think it’s because I was not used to incorporating certain elements from the backyard and so I created a bit of a system for myself. I pulled this quote from the post:
I’m learning to plan out my meals based on what I can find in the garden, and it’s a satisfying way to feed my family.
We have a backyard garden, but I let it lapse earlier this year. When Woolworths did the Discovery Garden initiative (which I was lucky to be part of), it reinvigorated my green-ish thumb. I remembered how much I do enjoy incorporating homegrown food into our meals.
Our garden is going well! I have more details tips here if anyone is interested.
Below are some of the ways I’ve used the produce so far. I’ll update this post as I have more.
Herbs on pizza
Herbs on Bread
I pulled our raddish out the other day! I think I left them just a little too long (they grew quicker than I thought). Still, they worked well in a salad and they look pretty too. Can’t wait until we have some tomatoes.