For All of You Garden Lovers {Flowers & Food} #WeSowWeGrow

We Sow We Grow

I started a private Facebook group. Nothing big at all, but a safe space for those of you who are interested in growing flowers or food to be. I know that the last three years of growing food have been pretty amazing for me, and instead of taking up space in the Facebook feeds of others, I decided to create a space for all of those questions and answers to live. PLUS a space for in depth Facebook Live videos if necessary. We can even have guest speakers too! 

We’ve also started our official NFP (not for profit) program the We Sow We Grow Project! We’re 501(c)(3) official and we couldn’t have done it without all of your support and motivation! We are looking forward to fulfilling our mission to bring food education, food sovereignty, and food love to people all across the nation, but we are SO PROUD to be housed on the south side of Chicago and supporting the community right where we live. You can read more about the specifics of the We Sow We Grow Project >HERE<

A new growing season is quickly approaching, and some people STILL haven’t planted their seedlings. Never fear! We’re here for you! 

I do want people to love growing things as much as I do, and I believe this group might be the key to that. No pressure. No fighting about GMOs or Organic. No talking about larger farming practices because we’re all going to be doing what we love, or have dreamed of doing for a bit of time. It will be on our own terms, and we’ll reap (ha!) the benefits of our labor all season long. 

Hey Lets Grow

I can also take this time to tell you about a few gardening/food/farm things that I have been doing. I’m taking part in Hey Let’s Grow for the second year in a a row, and it’s a group like mine above, but for online influencers. Essentially, I’m doing the same thing that I’ve been doing with We Sow We Grow, but on another level. It’s fun to see gardening aficionados get excited over a certain variety of tomatoes, peppers, or kale. 

I’m looking forward to clearing out the large garden area in the coming weeks, and planting items, and also canning, preserving and the fruit (and vegetables) of our labor. 

Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see what we’re planting and growing, and the recipes that we share from it! If you’re wondering what you should plant THIS month, here’s a handy chart. 

Seeds to Start In March

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    robin masshole mommy
    March 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

    My dad is SO into his garden. I was at his house this past weekend he was planning it all out for this spring!

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    Tara Pittman (@momknowsbest15)
    March 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    My youngest started a cabbage plant. I am amazed that it is doing well here in the desert.

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    colleen wool
    March 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    I wish I could grow stuff. I have a lot of room, i just dont have a green thumb.

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    March 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Awesome. I wish I could grow things. I’m terrible at gardens.

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    Hey Sharonoox
    March 27, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Great list! We love planting our veggies. My son has started planting basil and jalapeno from the pot. He’s excited when he saw a little sprout of basil coming out. Next mission is tomatoes. Last year, we had a good harvest of cherry tomatoes.

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    Karlyn Cruz
    March 27, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    A recent study in the Netherlands suggests that gardening can fight stress even better than other relaxing leisure activities.

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    March 27, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I was waiting for an article to learn about gardening. I don’t have a green thumb and needed some inspiration and knowledge, which you gave me. Thanks, so excited to have my own garden.

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    Sarah Bailey
    March 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Your ‘We Sow We Grow’ Facebook group looks unique and fun. My mother loves gardening but I am not good at it. It is nice to see the fruits of her labor. It is quite relaxing.

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    The Happy Trip | Jojo Vito
    March 28, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Wow, we started our own little garden and grow some vegetabels. we started to grow some fruit trees as well. We wanted it to be an organic garden, just for our consumption 🙂

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    Steven Goodwin
    March 28, 2017 at 8:59 am

    I need to try my hand at another garden this year. I think my kids would enjoy the process and are finally old enough to enjoy it! They are 4 and 2. I think I might do that!

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    Erin (@FaithFoodFamFun)
    March 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

    What an awesome idea! I pretty much LIVE for gardening so it sounds like something I would really enjoy!

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    Michelle Waller
    March 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

    I plan on doing a little garden with my kids this year. We are going to do the basics like cucumber, tomatoes, and watermelon.

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    Krista Bel
    March 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    I used to plant a lot as a kid. Some of the crops you listed here and it was always fun since I couldn’t get an animal pet.

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    Cynthia Nicoletti
    March 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    I always wanted to start a garden but never got around it it. Maybe this year.

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    March 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I have been considering the idea of a community garden where I live – I love the idea of shared resources! Thanks for the seed guide!

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    March 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    I have my spot tilled up and turning over the fertilizer. Their is a group of us that would in the garden. (It is about 2 acres) The deal with everyone is, you work it, you eat from it. It is a great way to get out and enjoy the sun and meet the neighbors!

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    Elizabeth O.
    March 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    It’s important to learn which plants are perfect for the season. I love planting herbs and veggies in my garden as much as I can. It’s good to have produce right at your home. This list will help a lot of people!

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    March 28, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Nice initiative. I would love to try planting on my own also, I hope I can make them live. It’s nice to see plants growing.

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    March 29, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    My dad has a huge farm where he grow all types of fruits and veggies…I just love the work he does

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    Danielle Isom (@ImMakingTime)
    March 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    We used to grow a huge vegetable garden when I was younger. I wish I had the space to garden like that now. I have to deal with a no yard situation and grow in pots. I’d really love to grow my own tomatoes, but haven’t taken the time to do the research needed on growing them in pots.

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    March 30, 2017 at 5:32 am

    id love to be able to grown some food – it tastes so much better when you’ve grown it myself – I think all my little window box could manage would be some herbs or something!

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    Fashionable Librarian
    March 30, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    As soon as I close on that house, I will be having my backyard garden. In this day of “dirty food” it will serve us all well to start something of our own.

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    Mike Anderson
    April 28, 2017 at 3:36 am

    Hello Natasha, I can’t wait to start planting after reading your blog. It’s very important to learn about which plants are perfect growing, according to the season. I always want to start my own garden. Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog.

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    November 22, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Great initiative!
    Nothing like growing your own veggies and herbs.
    All the best and happy growing!!

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    Bay Gardens
    February 15, 2018 at 10:00 am


    Such a beautiful post! my mother love gardening, I shared your post and guess what? She loved it… you did a good job. keep on sharing…

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