I’ve seen different versions of this quote that is usually attributed to Henry Kissinger:
“If you control the food supply, you control the people”.
To me, this suggests that it may be more important than ever to make an effort to grow some of your own food.
Planting a garden is nothing new for us. We have planted vegetables, herbs, flowers, and more, for years. Most of the credit for this goes to my husband. He is the gardener–but I am the eager apprentice. 🙂 I am notorious for over-planting, putting in way more plants than I have time to take care of. I especially can’t be trusted with purchasing tomato plants without supervision. This year I was allowed eight plants. I bought seven, because there is always one that I wish I had room for once the planting is done.
Every year’s planting is a little different. Here’s what we put in this year:
Japanese eggplant 🍆
7 kinds of tomatoes 🍅 (Sungolds, Early Girl, celebrity, Brandywine, Lemon Boy, sweet 100, and Roma)
Annual herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Rosemary