The Long-Awaited Garden Tour VIDEO

Vegetable Garden Tour Video - See how the master gardeners plant their garden | natashaskitchen.com

Today I’m sharing something near and dear to me; a video tour of my parents stunning garden. I’ve shown you glimmers of it on snapchat (@natashaskitchen) and Instagram but here is the grand garden tour.

We’ve been living with my parents for a couple of months now (while house hunting after selling our home), and we have been able to document my parents setting up their garden, witness what the upkeep entails, and film everything that grows there. My parents are master gardeners. They are amazing at what they do and I hope this video brings you beautiful inspiration.

Click below to watch the (4 minute) Garden Tour:

This video was quite a project for my husband, Vadim, who filmed it over the coarse of several days. He got up early to capture the garden’s morning glow to avoid harsh sunlight and put it together beautifully. This is a video we will personally look back on and treasure. I hope you enjoy my parent’s vegetable garden video.

Thank you so much for watching!

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The grandkids are always rummaging through the garden and finding sweet treasures. My son loves the strawberries while my baby girl is most drawn to the black current bushes :).

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Haha and so am I! 😉

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Here’s my very favorite spot in the garden – the space between the fruit trees and the grape vines. It’s even more surreal in the video because you feel like you’re right there!

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Q: Do you keep a garden? Let me know what you love to plant in a comment below!

 

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  • caitlyn
    January 2, 2018

    Your blog is amazing! Looking for things to make for my Russian Ukrainian husband! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2018

      Thank you Caitlyn! I hope you both enjoy the recipe! Reply

  • Carolyn Seidl
    December 30, 2017

    Oh my goodness, that was beautiful! I’ll never have a garden like that, but I wish I knew someone who did just so that I could walk through it. It’s so ALIVE and so abundant. What wonderful parents and what Hard Workers they are. I love your cooking videos Natasha and this was a real treat too. Hugs to your whole family. <3 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 31, 2017

      Hi Carolyn, thank you very much for the sweet comment, blessings to you and your family 😬. Have a great New Year! Reply

  • Dominique
    July 24, 2017

    Hi! Just wondering where their garden is, everything seems to grow so healthy so they must get amazing weather! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 24, 2017

      Hi Dominique, we live in Idaho (the Treasure Valley) – we have all 4 seasons and it’s a fairly dry climate so we have to water well during summer 🙂 Reply

  • Scott Ambrose
    June 26, 2017

    What an amazing video (both content, and quality of production)! My paternal grandparents “retired” to a 3-acre parcel of land in Michigan (from Illinois) and my grandmother (“Granny”) was from Lithuania. They had an expansive garden with may fruits and veggies (but not quite the magnitude of what your parents accomplish in their spectacular garden). Granny always shared her abundance of home-grown, organic food with family and friends, and did lots of canning, cooking and baking as well. She taught me how to can and preserve foods, how to grow organically, and how to compost. I really enjoyed this video, and it brought back some great memories of time on my grandparents “farm” before they passed. BTW, they remained active and gardening until their later years, and passed one week apart from each other, in their early nineties. Thank you for sharing this. It is inspirational, and frankly, emotional.

    P.S. I also just watched your 2016 Bloopers video, and love (LOVE!) that you two keep it real and funny. Thank you so very much for all you do and share! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2017

      Aw, that’s so sweet! We are truly blessed! Thank you for following Scott and for sharing such kind and thoughtful comments! P.s. I’m glad you enjoyed the Bloopers Reel as much as we do! Reply

  • Mary Kolesar
    May 19, 2017

    Congratulations to your parents. I know how much work it is that they are doing. I grew up on a 100 acre farm. Work was never done. I am sure they are happy to share their crops with their family. Mary. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 19, 2017

      You’re so thoughtful Mary! We are definitely blessed! Reply

  • Lina
    October 20, 2016

    That’s a lot of hard work there, that pays off in later use. Beautiful garden, great job!! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 20, 2016

      Thank you Lina, it really is alot of work! Reply

  • Solomiya
    October 2, 2016

    Love the beautiful garden! We have a very small plot of land but have done square-foot gardening and it works for our little family of 5! We got to grow a variety of plants in a tiny space. Do your parents put the greenhouse back on when in starts getting chillier at the end of summer? Or do they just leave it off? Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂 It depends on how quickly the frost starts – if it’s early, they do cover the cucumbers and tomatoes to keep them alive longer. Reply

  • September 6, 2016

    Hi Natasha, Love the video of the garden. I am a garden enthusiast and I grow exotic tropical mostly from seeds such as Heliconias, Irises, Lilies etc.

    It is rather challenging to grow from seeds these exotic plants but soooo worth the effort and the hidden credit card statements for seed purchase. (My husband thinks I am reseeding).

    I really love your recipes as well. I got some really creative recipes for breakfast for my most critical tasters yet – My twin girls.

    Didn’t get a spit out, throw in the garbage response yet. So we are on to something here!

    Keep well and boy do you have gorgeous kids. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 6, 2016

      Thank you Sharon! I’m so happy to hear your girls enjoy my recipes :). That’s awesome!! And thank you for the sweet compliment 🙂 Reply

  • Rita
    July 28, 2016

    This might seem out of context but if anything take it as a compliment. I recently gave birth and was wondering what did you do to get back in shape. You look very good, any suggestions concerning the middle section?
    Thanks!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2016

      Hi Rita, thank you! You are so sweet to say so :). To be honest, I think the biggest thing for me was breastfeeding but after about 6 months post-partum, I did do a sugar-free diet (no added sugars except for natural ones like honey and maple syrup) for a couple of months which I felt like helped me get rid of my belly faster. Now it’s just eating in mostly and I did start jogging 3-4 times a week around the neighborhood in the mornings :). Reply

  • Nila Dulay
    July 19, 2016

    This just made my day, I am seriously smiling ear to ear after watching this not once, but TWICE! You’re parents are brilliant gardeners. What a blessing to you and your sister’s families to reap the harvest! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 20, 2016

      Oh I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing that with me :). We are so thankful for our parents and all they do for us 🙂 Reply

  • Roza
    July 7, 2016

    Thank you for sharing this video and it is so inspiring! Would you also share your parents advice how to dial with aphid on cucumbers. I have a little garden and this is my big problem, but I don’t want to use any chemicals. Thank you so so much!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 7, 2016

      Hi Roza, I asked my Mom and she said they don’t really have a problem with aphid on cucumbers. It may be region specific – I would suggest calling your local nursery to see what they recommend. Sorry I’m not much help. Reply

  • Natasha
    July 4, 2016

    Can I tell u the truth Natasha? My name is Natasha as well and that’s the only reason I probably remember your name that good😀. But that’s not the truth I want to share with u. Last night I went to bed at 2 and now it’s 5:55am but I feel like I need to write this comment. The reason I went to bed at 2 is because I was washing whole bunch of dishes from a party of 40 people I invited for my husbands birthday. And right now I really need to be sleeping instead of writing this comment because in the morning my husband and our 4 kids are going to Florida for a week vocation. If u would see me right now u would think I am drunk or had a death in the family but that’s not the case at all. I simply didn’t sleep for more than 5 hours for the last 3 night trying to prepare for the party then cleaning up after the party and yesterday because I needed to pack for our trip today (in few hours). By the way, tell your husband Happy Birthday! U mentioned that his birthday is around 4th of July right? My husband’s birthday is the 1st 🎈. I respect and I mean RESPECT people like your parents who still in our convinience (get it from the freezer & put in in the microwave) work hard to provide for them, their kids, their grandkids, their son in law and I know many others with the REAL organic stuff and not just the label. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼Thank u thank u and thank u for this video because I am trying to have a garden but as of now don’t have one yet. And right now I am crying because looking at your kids enjoy grandmas fruits, berries and veggies I know that Grandma and grandpa put a lot of work into this. Tell them thank as well. I don’t have a garden but I go to a u pick garden here where I live (AL) and I LOVE IT!!! There is nothing better than the real stuff that God created Himself and wanted humans to eat this way and be healthy!!!! But in today’s days we see laziness and excuses of “I am just too busy” , “I work”, or “I don’t have lots of land”. That’s a big lie!!! Why I say that? Because how many people out there that u know who don’t have a Facebook account??? That’s right almost everyone 🙂 Well,?! How come they have time for that Facebook, Instagram, and many other things? I bet your parents don’t have one because they got no time for that! I want to tell my mom a big “thank you” as well because she has a tiny back yard and yet all her 5 kids, 3 son in laws, 1 daughter in law, her 8 grandkids and many more guests get to enjoy the fresh stuff of the vine. Thank u mom. And now my sister lives in a home and because she has 3 little ones, mom planted not only hers, but helped my sister get hers started. Do u think my mom knows how to send a video on a phone to me? No. Why? Because she does physical work and not finger (texting) work. I want to have a garden too because I want my kids healthy and also know that if u want it organic? You have to fork for it! I really hope I will have one next year after we will build our house and the busyness of the paper work and running to the bank and from the bank will all be behind us :). You have a sweet family! May God bless you guys! Don’t stop what u r doing. I make lots of food from your site and people are impressed all the time! When my husband will get up, I will show him this video and tell him : “honey, that’s exactly what I want!” 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2016

      Oh my goodness, a party of 40! Wow!! Yes my husbands birthday is today (the 4th of July!) I’m so glad you were inspired by the video! 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment 🙂 Reply

      • Natasha
        July 4, 2016

        The first time I watched the video I had my phone on silence because I didn’t want to wake my husband up lol. And when he woke up I showed him with the volume. But what’s funny is that I did not know what u where saying the dirt time and I cried because I thought of my parents and how they do all of that when we r not there and when grandkids show up we think it’s peace of cake to have it nice and blooming. But the truth is there is a lot of work behind the science . Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 4, 2016

          That’s awesome!! Thanks for writing in :). I’m so glad you enjoyed the video and that it made you think of your parents 🙂 Reply

  • Diana Barker
    July 3, 2016

    wonderful video, how amazing to grow up with a garden like this. No wonder you are such a great cook Natasha Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2016

      Thank you Diana for your sweet comment, we are counting our blessings 😊. Reply

  • Lynn
    July 2, 2016

    Wonderful video. I hope my garden looks like your parents garden in a few years Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2016

      Thank you Lynn, it was a fun project for my husband 😀. Reply

  • Veronika
    June 30, 2016

    Natasha your parent’s garden looks absolutely incredible-so much hard work and dedication!And so productive with such a good use of land.They are such a hard working people to keep this garden up!Also kudos to Vadim for making a great video!I have a small garden too-growing tomatoes,cucumbers,radish,dill,cilantro ,basil and zucchini this year.Nothing compares to food you are grown on your own! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2016

      Thank yo so much! I absolutely agree about growing your own food and great job on keeping a garden! You planted all the good stuff :). Reply

  • ANA FIGUEREDO
    June 30, 2016

    Hola Natasha, felicitaciones a tus padres, quede sumamente sorprendida,es un jardín sencillamente asombroso,bellìsimo, !maravilloso!, muchas bendiciones para ellos y para ti y tu familia.desde Venezuela. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2016

      Thank you for your nice comment! I had to do a google translate since my high school Spanish is very rusty :). Thanks again Ana! Reply

  • Olga T
    June 30, 2016

    I’m mostly jealous that you have walnuts growing there too. I love walnuts when their skin doesn’t come off all the way yet and your hands turn green/brown when you try to get it off and eat that yummy walnut. I haven’t eaten them like that in so many years 🙁 Amazing garden, how big is it? On the video it doesn’t look so big but there are so many things there, wow 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 30, 2016

      Hi Olga! The garden portion probably spans 1/3 acre and with all the fruit trees and grape vines, it’s more like 1/2 acre of planted things. Reply

  • June 29, 2016

    Beautiful video, Beautiful garden! Nothing beats the nutrients and the taste of home grown vegetables and fruit! Your family is blessed!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 29, 2016

      Thank you so much Lena! I agree there’s really nothing like homegrown. I feel so blessed and I’m so thankful to God for my family and my parents and all the goodness and abundance He provides 🙂 Reply

  • Taisa
    June 28, 2016

    This garden is incredible!!! Also, fantastic job on the video; no wonder you guys treasure this one. 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      Taisa, thank you for the nice complement. Also I think my husband did a great job 😀. Reply

  • Nicole H
    June 28, 2016

    Your parents garden is dreamy and looks like such an inviting space! I’m new to gardening and have a beloved little rainbow cherry tomato plant that I am very proud of. Haha 🙂 Next year I’ll add a but more variety.
    Can I ask what kind of beets your parents grow? I have only ever seen the round kind that you see at the store, but their long thick carrot looking beets are beautiful! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      Hi Nicole, I believe they are called Formanova beets :). I think she gets them from a catalogue but I’m sure they are also available online 🙂 Reply

  • Mimi
    June 28, 2016

    thank you for the wonderful garden tour.your parents are amazing!
    lucky you to pick & eat Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      Mimi, I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy their garden, we appreciate it everyday 😁. Reply

  • Denise Johnson
    June 28, 2016

    The video was grand! Such hard working parents you have! I love your videos ,snaps and recipes! Natasha, you are truly a blessing and joy to watch and I look forward to each day hearing your sweet voice! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      You’re so nice Denise, I really appreciate the compliments 😊. Reply

  • yardley pal
    June 27, 2016

    I love your parents’ garden,Natasha. I wish we could have a garden like that here in Bombay,but alas !!!! we live in an apartment and I do grow a few plants, but nothing as spectacular as your parents garden. God bless them and may they always have this wonderful talent forever. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 28, 2016

      Thank you for your sweet comment Yardley 😊. Blessings to you and your family as well! Reply

  • Cindy M.
    June 27, 2016

    I-AM-WITHOUT-WORDS!!!!!! WOW!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply

  • verna mccollom
    June 27, 2016

    Amazing!!! Hard working people-we need more of them! beautiful gardens! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      I absolutely agree! Thank you so much Verna 🙂 Reply

  • Carla
    June 27, 2016

    Wow. What a beautiful garden!!!! I am so jealous!!.
    My hobby is a little different. I love growing dwarf trees. I keep them on my windowsill during winter. I have a tangerine, a lemon, a lime, a strawberry tree,an Australian cherry,and mulberry trees. They cheer me up in the winter when everything is white and dead outside :). They are tiny but decent producers!. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      That is so fascinating! Where do you purchase the trees to get started on something like that? Seriously neat hobby! I bet your trees are beautiful 🙂 Reply

      • Carla
        June 28, 2016

        I got most of them from Logees.com. They have beautiful trees and exotic plants. This is the only way for me to grow tropical trees in my zone 6B. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 28, 2016

          Awesome! thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim
    June 27, 2016

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful garden. You have such a lovely family! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      You’re so nice :). Thanks Kim! Reply

  • Gen
    June 27, 2016

    Vadim you did a professional video job! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Thank you Gen! I’ll make sure he sees your comment 🙂 Reply

  • Fatty
    June 27, 2016

    Beautiful garden, great family ! ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Thank you so much 🙂 Reply

  • Oksana
    June 27, 2016

    Thank you for posting this video it is amazing they got so much stuff growing in their backyard. I realized how we have a few things in common a nurse by profession but staying home after a second baby and love to cook and try out probably half of ur recipes. I also have a little garden where I grow a bunch of strawberries this year also blueberry raspberry and black currant bushes. Tomatoes and cucumbers are a must last all summer long. kids love munching and picking on those berries and sweet peas we have growing. Also got dill onions sorrel beets carrots cabbage and zucchinis. A few apple trees and planted cherry tree and grape bush. It’s definitely a lot of work to keep up with it. Amazing parents u got. Thanks for sharing again Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Wow it sounds like you have quite the garden!! And we really do have a lot in common! 🙂 Reply

  • June 27, 2016

    What a super video!! I love this garden so much and am jealous I am not part of the family 😛 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Thank you Kiran 🙂 Reply

  • Dena
    June 27, 2016

    Stunning!! Thanks for sharing!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Awww thanks Dena 🙂 Reply

  • Teresa Castle
    June 27, 2016

    I loved seeing the beautiful garden. I know it is a lot of work and a lot of love! In the suburbs I stick with flowers. However, I wondered if your parents had many issues with animals with the munchies! I had poppies years ago for a short while, the rabbits ate them to the ground. They are now feasting on my lilies, phlox and I’m sure my hosts are next! My parent’s had a couple of cherry trees but the birds went after the cherries! I know they have to eat but it is frustrating. So great that your whole family gets to benefit from that garden! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      Hi Teresa, the things that get eaten by the birds, they cover with nets (cherries and strawberries). Fortunately they don’t have any rabbits or other small animals that get into their vegetable garden. Do your parents live out in the country or in a country-like setting? Reply

  • Karen Malcolm
    June 27, 2016

    I live in Idaho, too. Where in Idaho do your parents live? The 19th Annual Coeur d’Alene Garden Tour is Sunday, July 10. What a treat this video is, thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 27, 2016

      That garden tour sounds nice – I’ve never been! They live closer to Boise 🙂 Reply

      • Karen Malcolm
        June 27, 2016

        Your parents are amazing gardeners and you are an amazing chef! It’s a little sad that it’s an 8 hour drive between Boise and Coeur d’Alene. Idaho is one big state! Thanks for all you do and sharing your wonderful family with us. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 27, 2016

          Wow I didn’t even realize it was that long of a drive! 🙂 Reply

  • Alina Dubinets
    June 24, 2016

    I planted raspberries 3 years ago and there gigantic bushes now going further into my little garden.. I plant parsley, dill, radishes, sorrel, I planted spinach but in that little areas isn’t enough vitamins and nutrients so for some reason it turned yellow.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      You might buy some top soil and mix it with potting soil. That worked in our little herb garden. Hope that’s helpful! Reply

  • Vick
    June 24, 2016

    Beautiful garden but I wouldn’t be able to handle such a village life Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      It definitely takes a lot of work and someone with a heart for it. 🙂 Reply

  • galya
    June 24, 2016

    Natasha, first of all just wanted to say that your hair looks gorgeous 🙂 The garden looks magnificent!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Galya, you’re so nice 🙂 Thank you! Reply

  • yelena
    June 24, 2016

    WOW!!! What a blessed family <3 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Thank you so much Yelena. I am truly thankful for my parents and family. 🙂 Reply

  • Oh my gosh, this video was amazing!! I loved watching their garden from start to “finish”. You all did a great job! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Jessica, thank you so much. You’re so nice :). I seriously have the nicest readers 🙂 Reply

  • Alana
    June 23, 2016

    Looks so amazing!!!!!! Truly inspiring! Sorry don’t want to be rude to ask but are you expecting?;) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Oh no!!! 🙁 That is a dangerous question… No I’m not. Reply

    • Larisa
      June 27, 2016

      You NEVER ask a lady if she’s expecting unless it’s obvious she’s on month 9 and about to deliver. Natasha, youre in amazing shape after 2 babies, don’t pay any attention 😃 Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 27, 2016

        Thank you for the compliment Larisa :). Reply

        • Yelena
          June 30, 2016

          Yes, I absolutely agree! Natasha, you are beautiful! Reply

  • Vera
    June 23, 2016

    Amaizing, amazing 😀😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2016

      Thank you Vera! 🙂 Reply

  • Marianna
    June 23, 2016

    Truly amazing! Both garden and video! Your parents should do gardening blog. We have small garden and have more questions than we have veggies in our garden. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      Thank you so much Marianna! I think their garden, and work and grandkids keep them too busy to blog 😉 Reply

  • June 23, 2016

    Wow! I was absolutely blown away by this video. Your parents’ garden is stunning and HUGE. What a variety of fruits and vegetables. My dream is to someday have a garden like this. You can see how much hard work, dedication and love your parents pour into it. I loved the video work and editing too. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      Aww Olga thank you so much for the awesome compliments. They sure do put so much love and work into their amazing garden 🙂 Reply

  • Rita
    June 23, 2016

    Wow!!! This is amazing!!! How big is this garden? It looks like a farm not a garden))). Wow! Do they have any farm animals? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      Their garden space spans a little more than 1/3 acre I believe and maybe more with all the fruit trees everywhere. They live on 1.3 acres but that also consists of a house, shop, pool and open/landscaped spaces. Oh they do have chickens which the children love to feed and be around 🙂 Reply

  • Anna
    June 23, 2016

    Absolutely dreamy garden!! You’re so blessed you get to experience it first hand 🙂 Your parents are so awesome! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      I have to agree :). They really area amazing people and I am truly thankful for them 🙂 Reply

  • Yelena
    June 23, 2016

    What a beautiful video and amazing gigantic garden! Your parents are like my parents, they do gardening as a hobby together (in WA state) and I was inspired by their example to start my own garden when I got married and started a family. Although this year with two kids under 2 (1,3 mo old and 2 mo old) it isnt easy (sometimes i get in the greenhouse once a week 😏 ) but my husband and i enjoy it ! We have a small greenhouse and grow tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, lettuce, green onion and lots of dill. Once the kids get a little older we want to expand and plant more things but right now we’ve got our hands full. ☺ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 23, 2016

      That is awesome that you and your parents garden. Yeah that would be really difficult with 2 kids under 2!! You’re amazing to be able to keep a greenhouse also! Way to go! Reply

      • Yelena
        June 30, 2016

        I noticed we have a few things in common! I have two kids: Avrelia born on march 25th 2015 just a few weeks after Diana, and a boy named David born april 7th 2016. I am also a nurse (graduated in 2012 in wa state) but currently a stay at home mom. We also both love to cook! 🙂 thank you for this website, i sure enjoy coming back here often for inspiration! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 1, 2016

          Wow that’s awesome that our kids have the same names and we’re both nurses!! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy my blog 🙂 Reply

  • Katie
    June 22, 2016

    They have beautiful garden!!!! It’s Amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you Katie! 🙂 Reply

  • June 22, 2016

    Wow omg beautiful garden Natasha and beautiful family kids are getting so very big and your parents are really very special people they do so much the garden brings back a lot of memories for me my aunt Carol Ann loves to garden when we would visit her either when she and my uncle lived in north Carolina or upstate New York we used eat fresh fruits and veggies from her garden and bring home an abundance certainly saves tons of money from going to the supermarket to buy produce btw love the new hair color on you looks very summeryish Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Oh Thank you Tzivia! I only cut it for summer. My husband applied a filter to the photos and it does look more red – I hadn’t even noticed it! 😉 Reply

      • Tzivia
        June 23, 2016

        Oh really wow cool well summer is officially here again luv gr8 job on the garden vlog maybe try 2 do a cooking vlog with the fam that would be cool pick some fruits and veggies then be like here’s what we r gonna do today since ur such a natural and so are other family members Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 23, 2016

          Thanks for the great idea! I love the idea of a vlog. I do a little of that on snapchat and really enjoy it 🙂 Reply

  • Sophie
    June 22, 2016

    Wow! What a wonderful, dreamy garden! But they must put so many hours and work into it!! Definitely something to aspire to…one day 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Yes, definitely countless hours, but they enjoy it 🙂 It’s something for me to aspire to one day as well but for now, we are so thankful to be able to enjoy their garden 🙂 Reply

  • What a gorgeous garden!! And those trees ahhh 🙂 Great video. We don’t have a garden, but luckily we know many people who do. I can’t get enough fresh lettuce. Hope you’re having a wonderful summer! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you Natasha, I hope you are having a great summer as well 😀. Reply

  • Diana Crigan
    June 22, 2016

    Their garden looks amazing!!!!!!!!!! My parents have a garden tooo, love fresh vegetable right from your garden. I wanted to ask you where did your dad buy the walnut trees??? and also gooseberry bushes???? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      I believe the walnut trees are from a local nursery but they have been able to grow several of their own successfully using branches from their tree. The gooseberry bushes were also from the local nursery. Reply

  • Inna
    June 22, 2016

    Wow! Great video and wonderful garden! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you Inna 😀. Reply

  • June 22, 2016

    What an incredible and impressive garden! I dream of developing my green thumb one day. Right now, it seems everything I touch dies 🙁 Thank you so much for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      You are welcome Patty and don’t give up 😁. Reply

  • Natz
    June 22, 2016

    Beautiful garden! And a beautiful family:) I love your blog! I visit your website almost everyday,
    Keep doing what you do👍 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you for such a sweet comment, I’m glad you liked it 😀. Reply

  • Z-S
    June 22, 2016

    What can I say: wow & amazing…
    It is a huge garden. Our garden is nothing comparing to your parents garden.
    I see your parents planted potatoes. Send it to me some, please… lol. We planted potatoes, but they aren’t growing as it should be. From our experience, potatoes that we’re buying are hybrid. As a result, we need to find not hybrid potatoes. By the way, maybe your parents will suggest what brand of potato to buy and where?
    I will definitely show this video to my parents in law. They will love it… Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Hi :). Thank you so much! I believe they buy potatoes from a farmer and the ones they like, they let them sprout and just plant those. Reply

  • June 22, 2016

    What a beautiful garden your parents have, with so much variety as well. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing Natasha!
    I have a mini garden..(first year of my own) and it’s working out great! I have some tomatoes and cucumbers. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      That’s awesome that you’re growing your own cucumbers and tomatoes (my favorite garden veggies!). 🙂 Reply

  • Armine
    June 21, 2016

    I wish I had a garden (I live in an apartment) although everything I buy just dries out. I would probably kill a cactus if I had one. What is one importatnt rule when trying to growing? Tomatoes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Hi Armine, it really depends on what you’re trying to grow. My parents start tomatoes on their kitchen window sill and once they get a little larger, they transfer it to a small portable greenhouse where they keep it covered and bring it into the garage at night so they don’t get cold then they transplant. If you don’t have the room to do that, I would suggest starting with a store-bought tomato plant. Watering and sunshine are the two biggest ones. If you don’t have good sunshine, things will die. Reply

      • Armine
        June 23, 2016

        Thanks for taking the time to reply! Reply

  • Lisa
    June 21, 2016

    Wow! Your parents are beautiful and inspirational, and so is their garden. You have made a very special keepsake video. Thank you for sharing it. We have a cherry tree, and I wonder if your parents have advice on how to keep the birds from eating our cherries before we do? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you for the nice comment. To preserve the fruit, trees are covered with the BirdBlock Mesh Covering, plus my dad sprays cherries every 10 days after they start to change color. This year he placed little mason jars with spoiled juice and apple cider vinegar on each tree to attract fruit flies. This way, flies get attracted to the juice and drown in it instead of laying eggs on the cherries. Hope this helps 😀. Reply

  • Amela
    June 21, 2016

    Natasha,

    What a fabulous garden!! I have been wondering about growing fruits that are not native to Idaho. In my home country we grow quince and I can’t seem to find it here in Idaho. Your parents are truly amazing.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you Amela 😀. Yeah, they get creative and made the persimmon work, and now the trees are flourishing. Reply

  • Natalie kovalchuk
    June 21, 2016

    Loved Seeing all the glorious garden beauties! Thanks for sharing:)) Your parents have done an amazing job! Can’t wait to one day have my own greenhouse! So inspired!! 🌱🌱🌱 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Thank you Natalie for the nice comment and you are welcome 😁. Reply

  • einna
    June 21, 2016

    HI HI.. okay first for all Vadim got some major video skillzzzz..

    the garden is absolutely stunning!!! wouldn’t expect anything less from your parents though. your dads little laugh at the end; so dyadya Vitya!

    and girl!!! your narration voice is perfect!! captivates the audience throughout the whole clip. I watch documentaries and there are certain voices that really grabs the audiences attention (which you totally do). Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 22, 2016

      Hi girl! Ok, first of all, thank you very very much for the amazing compliments :). Second of all, we really need to go out for lunch!! Reply

  • Jenny
    June 21, 2016

    Amazing! Just…WOW! It’s wonderful how your mom and dad continue to provide for their kids and now grandkids. Parents are the best ❤️ And beautiful job portraying the garden in the video. Thanks so much for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Thank you Jenny, I have always thought that about my parents – they do everything for their kids and grandkids and it’s been a great example for me to be self sacrificing with my own family. Thank you so much for your sweet comment and feedback 🙂 Reply

  • Angela
    June 21, 2016

    Natasha,

    Ever since i got married and started cooking your website is the one i am constantly going back to for ideas! It reminds me of home and is so familiar and comforting. You teach me how to make the dishes my mom makes!

    Amazing garden! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Angela your comment is music to my ears, I mean eyeballs. lol. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    June 21, 2016

    Oh my! Their garden is enormous and prettiest one I ever seen. God bless your Mom and Dad! Please ask if they can adopt me. ☺
    I do keep a garden, mostly for tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs. It’s very tiny though. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Ha ha, Olga. lol. Thank you for the awesome compliment! Any kind of garden is awesome in my book and more than most people have! 🙂 Reply

  • Larisa
    June 21, 2016

    This looks like from a childhood story book 🙂 perfection! Wow – hard work definitely pays off! Amazing job on the video! Looking fabulous as always! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Isn’t it lovely? I feel the same way walking through their garden. I’m so thankful they make their garden every year. And thank you for the sweet compliment 🙂 Reply

  • Greg
    June 21, 2016

    Wow, that’s the most amazing garden I think I have ever seen. What variety! Is that this year’s garden? My tomatoes and peppers are just blooming now. Thanks for showing us! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Thanks Greg! Yes, it is this years garden 🙂 The garden just gets prettier as time goes on and the various fruits and veggies ripen 🙂 Reply

  • veta
    June 21, 2016

    Yumm. Смородина!!!!!!! That garden looks AWESOME!!!! I can see your parents grow everything with love 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Yes! They have 9 black current bushes and I absolutely love them! The sure do. Thanks Veta 🙂 Reply

  • Yuliya
    June 21, 2016

    I love gardening 😊 Most favorite is heirloom tomatoes, sweet peas, zucchini, strawberries and EGGPLANTS 😋😋 your’s parents garden looks amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Thank you Yuliya 😀. Reply

  • Anna F.
    June 21, 2016

    awww it’s so great to see a husband and a wife have a hobby together! And not to mention the benefits of all the labor! Thanks for the tour! I would love to plant gooseberries! You can never buy them at the grocery store! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      I agree it is a great project for a husband and wife :). You’re right, I’ve never seen gooseberries in a grocery store but they are so good! Reply

  • Natasha
    June 21, 2016

    They sure brough a part of ukrain with them here to the US. The video reminded me of gardens of my grandparents, and my parents as well.
    Enjoyed watching it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Thank you Natasha, I’m glad to hear that it brought some nice memories for you 😀. Reply

  • Nina
    June 21, 2016

    Your parents did an amazing job,absolutely perfect!! 😉 And you are in great shape after two babies Natasha! How do you stay in shape? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      Nina you’re so nice. First, breastfeeding ;-), second I started jogging in the mornings but really I don’t have any other secrets :-). We don’t eat out much which probably helps but I still have a fierce appetite with breastfeeding my little one. Reply

      • Alla
        June 21, 2016

        I agree. Breastfeeding makes you loose weight quick. I have a seven month old that I breastfeed and I eat a ton! But I’m 6 pounds below my pre-pregnancy weight. I should start jogging too…just need to find a babysitter…
        Such a lovely garden your parents made! I wish mine did that for us. But it appears that everyone work for themselves and at the end, if someone had too much of harvest, they share if they want. It’s practically my first time doing a garden (and this is our first summer at our new house). I also planted a lot of tomatoes and cucumbers. It’s kinda hard with a small baby. Would love to hear some garden tips and tricks your parents or you know of. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 21, 2016

          I agree it is really hard to keep a garden with a baby and I think you’re awesome for doing it! I started jogging not necessarily to lose weight but to feel healthier and tone a little I guess ;). I do have my energy back which is nice and I think it is due to exercise. I get out and job before my baby wakes up in the morning and before my husband leaves the house in the morning. It’s nice because it’s not hot out at that time 🙂 Reply

  • First, you look Amazing!!!! Second, your parents need to be nominated for a gardening award! Like for reals, they are amazing.. I live gardening myself, this was such a great to watch. Good job Mr. Vadim, video looks top notch..☺ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      You’re so sweet! Thanks girl! 🙂 Reply

  • June 21, 2016

    Wow your parent’s garden looks amazing and so beautiful! I sure enjoyed watching your garden tour, thank you so much for sharing! 😀 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • June 21, 2016

    I just found your website. Awesome, you do a good job. one day, a tv show…. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      That’s quite a compliment! Thank you so much :-). And welcome to my blog! Reply

    • Nella
      June 22, 2016

      Their garden is a dream 😍😍 good job Natasha’s parents! Do you know what type of poppies those are that grow do tall? Hope one day to have more space to grow half of that 😉 Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        June 22, 2016

        Hi Nella, my mom planted her poppy seeds from last year (same ones she’s been using for the past 10 years) but she has no idea where they originally came from. Sorry, I know that’s not much help. Reply

  • Olga Vakulich
    June 21, 2016

    Absolutely love this!!! Wow, they are amazing! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 21, 2016

      They really are amazing. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful parents 🙂 Reply

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