Don’t Forget the Garden Eats Print

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)

Cue Bill Withers. It is officially Spring.

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)

My fingers have been twitching to get started in the veg garden. Last weekend I tore out all the overgrowth in our raised beds. I may have been a little too excited because in the process I sprained my knuckle (don’t ask) and gave myself a migraine due to the weed blooms. Oh well, it was so worth it.

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)

Now the raised beds are all prepped for planting. This year my garden is going to feature a bunch more herbs since I realized I use them so much. I was happy to see last year’s oregano, mint, cat mint and lemon thyme was still alive and I plan on adding more varieties to the mix. As for the veggies, I’m starting with collard greens, snow peas, pole beans, radish and lettuce for now. Most of my summer veg (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, zukes…) will be started from seed inside and then planting later.

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)

Even with all that work put into the garden, I sometimes forget to check it daily. It’s around the side of the house so I don’t get that visual cue to go look for new produce.

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)Note: my SD card ate my beautiful photos of the actual print so here’s my digital recreation. I’ll take some more this weekend. 🙂

In a moment of clarity {BOOM!} I though of a great idea to counter this tendency. How about I make my own visual cue for the kitchen? Armed with my list of all the veg and herbs I am planting, I came up with this simple print.

Don't Forget the Garden Eats Print // Our Concrete Home (http://wp.me/p1Ax0a-2Yl)

The best part of this is I can switch up the artwork every growing season depending on what is planted. I printed out a copy and hung it up under our kitchen clock. I found myself gazing at it lovingly this morning so I hope this print helps me out. I hate finding either monster veggies or neglected ones when I don’t tend to the garden often enough.

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