I grew a garden this year for the first time. Ever. And I’m thrilled. I’ve already eaten some of the fruits of my labor but some of the veggies aren’t in yet. I have green tomatoes galore though so it will be soon. To make a meal from something I started out as a seed is an amazing feeling. There is NOTHING compared to it. And, shock of all shocks, I actually LIKE weeding. Who knew.
However, I did learn a couple of darn good lessons for next year’s garden:
- Start tomatoes in a cage when they first go into the ground. Trying to get a cage on a tomato after it is already fairly big is a hot mess.
- Label things. Seriously. I thought I’d “remember” what each and every plant was. WRONG. I don’t. I have no idea what a few of the items in my garden are. I guess I’ll just eat them and say a prayer.
- Use nutrients on the soil early on. It can only help, I’m sure.
Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with how things have gone. Of course, a few things die here and there but I’ve been told by some pretty advanced gardeners that this happens to everyone. So, that is that. I would have never guessed that I would love gardening but I do!
How does your garden grow?