To teach sustainability and the science of photosynthesis (Well, not really. But seriously, just to show you girls how a seed grows into something magnificent), we tried to start a vegetable garden this year. We've planted potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary, corn and tomatoes. But the snails (this is a wild guess as we never really caught the culprits) have always gotten to the leaves and the fruits ahead of us. Alice was already growing a full roma tomato when the next day everything was all gone - tomato and leaves!
Right now, all that's left is the resilient rosemary, the newly planted (about 6 months ago) corn,the mint (supermarket-bought that magically grew roots when I placed them in a tall glass of water) and a few stems of what's left of the roma tomatoes.
Here are macro snaps of our backyard growing produce. Hopefully, we can revive the basil, tomato and potatoes back to life and harvest some fresh produce soon.