We are a family who loves to cook, so having organic ingredients is super important when it comes to whipping up a new recipe. I’ve always wanted to have our own garden, and last year we finally got one! I heard about this company called Gro-O who installs and maintains organic fruit and vegetable raised planter gardens in backyards, which is perfect for us. We had a few planter gardens installed in the yard, and it’s been so much fun to watch our crops grow and teach the kids about growing your own food!
Another reason why I chose Gro-O to install our backyard garden is because it was started by a busy momista of 6! Karen Cancilla, the founder of Gro-O, was always concerned about her health and the health of her kids, too. So, she investigated the best ways to find the freshest and healthiest produce for herself and her family. It became obvious that organically grown products were the best for her family, so she started Gro-O!
When Karen launched Gro-O she wanted to make sure that it would provide only the best American made products, support other small businesses and provide an educational gardening curriculum to a broad range of users, including homeowners, apartment dwellers, schools, senior Community centers and health care facilities. Karen is proud that Gro-O can provide an organic garden in a backyard, patio or on a balcony. Everyone can enjoy the benefits of organic fruits and vegetables no matter how small an area they have for a garden, which I love!
Why is organic so much better for you? Well, organic growing restricts the use of artificial chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Instead, organic growers rely on developing a healthy, fertile soil and growing a mixture of crops. Genetically modified crops and ingredients are not allowed under organic standards.
Here are our planters! Right now we have beans, carrots, peas, summer squash, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, honeydew, radish, thyme, tomatoes and turnips growing in the garden. I’ve always wanted to live out on a big farm, and these Gro-O planters have been making my home gardening dreams come true!
Here are some of the seeds we planted a week after we planted them…
And then a month later! Our very own home garden!
Thank you so much to Gro-O for giving us the most amazing garden in our very own backyard.
Do you have a garden? What’s your favorite thing to grow in it? Let me know in the comments!