Strawberries, Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Avocados - these are just a few of the fruits and vegetables growing in our backyard this summer. In normal times, we would never have attempted to grow such an ambitious and colorful edible garden. But this Spring, with the pandemic turning our lives upside down, the idea of growing our own fruits and vegetables at home, instead of shopping for them at the store, really took root...and so began the difficult task of banishing the gophers from our backyard.
To share the wonder of our edible garden with you and your family, we thought it would be fun to create an I SPY Backyard Garden Game for you to play. The rules are simple:
#1. One of our favorite fruit plants is shown below. Can you name it?
#2. Who knew growing this vegetable would be so much fun. What is it?
#3. October is a special month for this plant. Do you know what it is?
#4. This plant is cool because its fruit is blue. What is it?
#5. This plant likes to climb and is best eaten straight off the vine. Do you know what it is?
#6. This plant has super sour fruit. Do you know what it is?
#7. This plant is a favorite of Native Hawaiians. The root is used to make Poi. What is this plant's name?
#8. This tree will grow much bigger. We'll use its fruit to make guacamole. What is it?
#9. This vegetable looks exotic but is surprisingly easy to grow. What is it?
#10. This plant makes oodles and oodles of vegetables. We make zoodles with ours. What is it?
Excited to have your own edible garden? Fruit, vegetable and herb plants are surprisingly easy to grow and do well in pots or the ground. So grab some fruit and vegetable seeds, or pick up some starter plants at your garden store, and start planting! Wishing you well on your edible garden adventure!
Plant, Water, Grow, Eat!