This year we planted our first garden! It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but always felt a little hesitant about because I don’t seem to have any natural talent for gardening (I’ve killed my fair share of plants). But anyone can learn, right? Two weeks ago we planted some seeds and seedlings, and I am happy to report that they are already growing happily! It was very exciting to see cute little lettuce plants pop out of the ground this week in their tidy row, and the tomato plants already have some yellow flowers. So far, so good… I can’t wait to make a salad with our home grown veggies.
We decided to start with some family favorites. We’ve got two types of tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, zucchini, onions, two types of lettuce, and jalapeño peppers.
This year’s garden is kind of experimental… we will see what grows well, and what sort of problems arise. We’ve already had someone snacking on one of the tomato plants (probably a snail), and in the morning I often see the neighborhood rabbits hanging around, but at least we’ve taught Nata to stay OUT of the dirt! That will help a lot.