Here’s our little garden my husband and I planted – little might be an understatement: 3’x3′
Basic stuff…cedar wood we stained, nails, manure/peat moss/top soil mix, and plants!
From top to bottom, left to right:
Carrots, sugar snap peas, beets
Garlic, pickling cucumbers (on their way out), pole beans
Romaine lettuce, spinach, some other type of lettuce
In another area of the yard we have 12, that’s right – TWELVE – tomato plants. I thought I was buying 1 of 3 different varieties, but I bought 4 of 3 different varieties. Needless to say, we will be eating a lot of tomato salads and canning lots of salsa in the fall.
The lettuce looks about ready to pick after googling, “When to pick lettuce from garden” and watching a few YouTube videos. Thank goodness for YouTube. The rest? A giant experiment. My 11 month old son loves petting the leafy things and has tasted the dirt already…he thought a carrot looked ready to pull today…teachable moments.
I hope this year’s “crop” proves fruitful and produces a minimal amount of frustration that we’ll want to expand next year. For this summer, however, we’re content to watch pods form, shoots creep from the dirt, and beets’ push their shoulders into view.