One of my favorite things about visiting Austria is eating at my in-laws house. In addition to my MIL being a great cook, my in-laws have the most wonderful greenhouse and garden that produces all my favorite fruits and veggies. They grow everything from different greens, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions, carrots and apples, to berries, apricots and an assortment of herbs. Not only does it feel good knowing that all the produce we are putting in our bodies are fresh, free of all chemicals and organic, but they taste so good with that Earthy taste you can only get from organic veggies straight from the garden.
Some might say that I don't have a green thumb *cough probably everyone who has ever met me, but I really want a produce garden. When we move back to our home next month and start making some changes to it, one of my top priorities is to start a small garden and compost. I don't really care for growing flowers but having fruit trees, some veggie beds and maybe some greens would be nice and beneficial. I have to do my research on what grows when, and what grows well in the hot temperatures of California, because let's face it, if I don't research, everything will die!
Until the time comes when I actually grow something healthy and edible, I will just enjoy the fruits of my in-law's labor and ask my botanist mom what the heck to do. Do you have a garden? What do you grow? What is the hardest veggie to grow? And if you're in California, is there anything that can't grow here?? I'd love and appreciate the advice and tips!!