How Does My Garden Grow?

Pretty well, so far. Coming up now: chard, spinach, lettuce, green beans, parsley, sage, and basil. Four pots of basil–I have a fancy new food processor and plans for making and freezing pesto!

Planted today: zucchini, and garlic cloves (just to see what happens). I already thinned out the lettuce and spinach, and together with some volunteer turnip greens and spinach that have been coming up from last year, I’ve got my first harvest–a bag of baby salad greens.

I have a couple of more pots to fill. I’m thinking cherry tomatoes, and those small Chinese eggplants if I can find them at the garden center. And some annuals to plant around the edges and pretty it all up a bit. Sweet potato vines would be pretty coming over the sides of the pots…

I don’t really know why I garden, but  I do know that it sure makes me happy to go out in the morning and water and weed my plants. Every year, I am excited to see the seeds sprout, even though, duh, that’s why I planted them!

No matter where in the world you are, cheap thrills rule.

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One comment

  1. I know how you feel about seeing the seeds sprout! I’ve been thrilled by that ever since I was in 4-H Club, with my own little garden in the corner of the big garden–must have been about a hundred years ago!–love, Nanny

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