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Over the past few months, I’ve been going back and forth between my parents’ home (my childhood house) and Michael’s parents’ home. Whenever I would come to my parents’ house, I found myself BEGGING my mom to start a garden. I was itching to grow my own food and take care of plants (I miss my NYC plants )! I am also the type of daughter who’s constantly trying to improve her parents’ health!

Well, THEY FINALLY DID IT! This is a tour of my mom’s New York backyard container garden. It’s our first time doing this, so we’re not sure if we’re doing everything correctly, but the plants seem to be thriving and we’ve been eating a lot of the food! With a little help from my friend Maria over at Bloom and Grow Radio, we feel like we’re on the right track.

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We didn’t have a good place to plant the garden in our backyard (the space was already taken up, and we didn’t want to have to build an enclosure to keep the animals out). Without a fenced in space in the yard, the food would have been eaten pretty quickly. So, instead of creating a gardening bed from scratch, we decided the best place to put the plants was on our back porch in POTS. If you remember from one of my recent videos, a stray cat has taken a liking to my parents. We named her Missy and she basically lives on my parents’ porch. They feed her and brush her and are basically her owners now.

Having Missy is a total game-changer because she protects our entire container garden. She spends most of her time on the porch and keeps other animals away, so thus far we haven’t had any animals eating the veggies!

In this video, I dive into our beautiful vegetable garden tour where you can see that we are growing vegetables like tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, celery, cucumber, romaine lettuce and squash, as well as all kinds of herbs like thyme, basil, parsley, cilantro and more. When our vegetables began to grow and we were able to harvest these fresh organic foods at our house, cooking became so much more fun! I now run out to the garden for some fresh veggies and herbs at lunch and dinnertime, instead of jumping into my car to head to the grocery store!

My brother has also started pickling our cucumbers, so we have homemade pickles now, too! The garden has grown so much since I shot this video, so be sure to follow my Instagram account for more updates as time goes on.

My mom and I love gardening together! It might seem intimidating at first to learn how to grow vegetables at home, especially in containers or pots on your back porch…but the work is so rewarding! And if we’ve realized anything, it’s that this is just a game of trial and error. If something doesn’t work, you can always do it differently next time.

It’s so crazy to see that these beautiful vegetables started out as little seeds that we got for free at Stop & Shop! All that we really needed to invest in to start this garden was some soil and organic compost…and now our garden is thriving and our little veggies are doing great!

Comment below with any gardening tips you have and let me know if you want more videos like this one! I am so grateful that, for my job, I can pick up new hobbies and share them with you.

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