The Harvest from my Father’s Backyard Garden

Growing your food isn’t rocket science, it is very simple when you have the desire and will to do it. As a kid, I grew up with my family doing backyard gardening, to sustain our daily needs at home.  We planted string beans, eggplants, and ladies’ fingers, which became very helpful to us because having a harvest means a free meal or viand.

Today, my father still does backyard gardening and it was very beneficial to us in health and somehow in our food expenses, as it saves us from buying fruits and vegetables which are present in my father’s garden.  Growing vegetables at home does cost a bit on seeds and supplies, as we don’t have a large backyard. Most often my parents plant vegetables in empty cans and bags.

The other day, my father came home with ripe papayas after tending his garden. We still have the pineapple he harvested the previous day, and the bananas he harvested a week ago, which was kept in our old fridge to ripe, We took photo of it, amaze what a simple gardening can do.

Since we couldn’t eat them all, my father brought some of the fruits to his employer’s house to share, which he always did.  They were very kind and helpful to us and even treated my family just like no other. When my grandmother died, they \ were the ones who lent us a large sum of money without batting an eyelash, so we could all go home for my grandmother’s funeral, They also gave work to my father, even if it wasn’t needed, so it is just right to share our blessings to good people, right?

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