The Purity of Growing Your Own Veggies

Pure is the theme for the Weekly Photo Challenge. I racked my brain and looked through older photos trying to find images that depicted “pure.”

Purity of growing tomatos

Then I walked into my own backyard garden today and saw the baby veggies growing in the garden. Nothing says purity than planting your own veggies, watching them sprout and grow into mature, robust, healthy vegetables.

growing grape tomato ready for its close-up

We planted two tomatoes, one grape tomato, a yellow squash and a zucchini squash. These plants love the warm Sacramento nights and many hot days.

pure gladness comes to me from my garden

Bonus One: I get to eat my own fresh, organic veggies.

Bonus Two: According to Weight Watchers (lost 23 lbs so far) most veggies have zero points.

Bonus Three?: Watch out…if you live close, you may find a bounty of these on your doorstep!

Photos taken with my Samsung Galaxy 5 phone.

What’s in your garden?

16 Comments on “The Purity of Growing Your Own Veggies

  1. Wow! You may remember that I grow 55 different fruits and veggies in my yard, of which I derive 70 percent of my sustenance from. I also have five chickens which supply eggs daily. I love the garden; I am most creative after a day of soil toil. Thank you for sharing.


  2. I have a container garden on my deck. It is relatively safe from squirrels, but the birds can be a bit of a problem sometimes. I have celery, onion, eggplant, kale, dill, cilantro, basil, and thyme growing.


  3. I need to plant a garden. Of course, I’ve been saying this for years. Still, the thought of picking fresh veggies and eating them right from my own garden sounds so good. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop.


  4. I so miss having my own garden! Was going to try and plant one this year and then Indiana became a test site for a new line of ships from the Noah Ark Company for about two months!


  5. Beautiful photos! I am growing yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, cilantro, and basil in my wine barrel gardens this year! Nice fresh homegrown vegetables!


  6. My partner is also growing vegetables and fruit this year. However, our cool and wet British Summers usually mean they don’t do too well. Wish I was one of your neighbours so I could find one of those boxes on my doorstep, Terri.
    Enjoy the fruits of your garden.


  7. Pingback: Pure (Shop) | What's (in) the picture?

  8. I have a small garden too- grape tomatoes, regular tomatoes, green beans and zucchini. I love the freshness and convenience and that there are no chemicals!


  9. The squirrels love it when I plant food. We have three big and bearing hazelnut bushes which I watch carefully to see when the nuts ripen enough I can squeeze them out before the squirrels. From one day to the next, the bushes are bare. But I can manage cherry and grape tomatoes. They go after them but not with the same harvesting ferocity. And that’s what I get for having a no pesticides, no weed killer, a no chemicals nature friendly back yard. Lol.


  10. I agree with you on this, for example I think its fantastic to go out and pick up your own tomatoes, warmed by the sun.


What is YOUR perspective? (Please note that when you visit, like, comment on, and share my blog posts, you are agreeing with the storage and handling of your data by WordPress. My privacy statement is in the above menu).

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery

Abrie dink hardop

Jy is wat jy dink - nie wat jy dink jy is nie. Dit help soms om hardop te lag vir wat jy dink of dink jy is.

Picture Retirement

retired from work, not life

Geriatri'x' Fotogallery

...out of a digital shoebox


The world is best viewed through the ears of a horse.

It's a Britta Bottle!

Small Stories of a Twenty-Something Adventuring Through Life

Live Laugh RV

Our next Chapter

Traveling at Wits End

Improving travel photography one step at a time.


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

Change Is Hard

...but change is certain.


~photo blogging just for the heck of it~

Na'ama Yehuda

Speech Language Pathologist, Writer, Blogger -- musings, anecdotes, stories, quotes, life lessons and growth

flying goannas

”Follow your heart while you’re alive. Put perfume on your head , clothe yourself with fine linen…make holiday and don’t tire of it” Harpist song 1400 BC

Next Phase In Fitness & Life

Living a full life of fitness & fun in my senior years

%d bloggers like this: