I Really Just Want to See More Pictures of Jennifer Garner’s Kale

Jen grows vegetables, raises chickens and keeps bees, all while championing access to healthy food for kids. So basically, she’s my hero.

Surely you’ve heard about adorable actress, mom and mogul Jennifer Garner’s kitchen skills, showcased in her “Pretend Cooking Show” on Facebook. Even Jen’s idol and Food Network star Ina Garten has gotten in on the fun. But maybe you’ve missed that Jennifer is also a gardener, growing food at her Los Angeles home while also restoring her family’s Oklahoma farm to grow certified-organic produce in support of her baby food company, Once Upon a Farm.



Jennifer Garner walks past a "seasonal menu" sign on an L.A. street earlier this spring, hopefully walking back home to gather her own seasonal ingredients from her garden.

Photo by: Getty Images Bauer-Griffin

Getty Images Bauer-Griffin

Jennifer Garner walks past a "seasonal menu" sign on an L.A. street earlier this spring, hopefully walking back home to gather her own seasonal ingredients from her garden.

On her fun and sincere Instagram feed, we’ve seen her grow kale and make kale chips ...

Pick peppers so hot she had to drink out of the garden hose ...

Marvel at Mother Earth while she picks oranges ...

Make beet chips ...

And even start beekeeping and harvesting honey from her beehives.

But these tidbits are just enough to get me interested. I need more of Jennifer’s garden. What is she growing now, and what is she planning for summer? Do flea beetles flock to her eggplant like a BOGO sale as they do to mine, and if so, what does she do about it? Does her SoCal climate mean she can grow food year-round?

Details, Jen, I need details. Tag us @hgtv when you share them so we don’t miss it. In the meantime, I’m just glad to know there’s a celebrity like you out there: so down-to-earth and excited about the truly meaningful things in life, like good earth, good food, family and friends. Oh, and pics of your dog Birdie in the garden — I could use some of that in my life, too.

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