In my last post, I mentioned that Jack and I moved. The house that we are living in now is actually pretty darn great, but given that we don’t own it, our options for turning the entire lawn into one big vegetable garden are limited. That being said, there are lots of sunny nooks that I’ve been tucking containers of plants into, and we turned part of the strip between the road and sidewalk into a raised bed. Additionally, I was able to get a spot at the community garden even though I was super late in signing up. I’m sharing a nice, sunny plot with a lovely retired nurse who happens to be a master gardener. Can I get any luckier?
Anyway, between all of the little spaces that I’ve dedicated to gardening, I’ve got quite a few plants growing now. And they’re doing quite well! My tomatoes are flowering, my cucumbers are starting to vine, and my strawberry and raspberry plants have teeny berries coming on. What with all of the excitement in the garden, I think I’ll start a weekly video documentary of how the garden’s going. I’m no expert, but I’d really like to get the message out there that you don’t have to be an expert, or have tons of space, or own your own land to grow food for yourself. And it’s super exciting to watch how your adorable plant babies are progressing. Or maybe that’s just me. Jack has informed me that he’s pretty sure that the center of my brain which is supposed to adore human infants has been rewired to adore plants instead. Truth.
Here’s a link to my first garden video. If you garden too, I hope you’ll post some pictures or video of your garden as well. I truly do love being a garden voyeur!