I love having a garden. I’m like a little kid, digging in the dirt. Most days I spend at least a few minutes before or after work checking on my plants, weeding, and generally puttering around. It will still be another month before we start enjoying our veggies, but I just love the process of watching them grow!
Here’s what we have growing this year:
Cherry tomatoes. I have these in pots, so the critters can’t get them. Last year we had one plant and it wasn’t enough, so we have two this year. I figure you can never have too many tomatoes, right?
So far there’s only one green pepper, but there are lots of blooms. If you haven’t had a garden-fresh bell pepper, you’re missing out! The ones from the grocery store are flavorless compared to these guys!
More tomatoes. I have four plants of big tomatoes. Come August we’ll be eating BLT’s and making lots of salsa! I also have an anaheim pepper plant, but it’s not doing so well. I think the rabbits may like it. I’d think it would be too hot for them!
There’s also watermelon (at Adam’s request), basil, and cilantro.
This is a our second summer in our house, but it still kind of amazes me that we have a yard we can dig in, whenever we want to! Yes, we have to mow it and rake it, but the dirt and grass and everything–even the dandelions–is ours! Amazing!
Do you have a garden? Do you have flowers or veggies? Any tips for keeping critters away from the veggies?