I’m so excited that my little garden is growing!
I’ve already harvested 2 heads of broccoli, a half-dozen zucchini and a one banana pepper. And I’ve got more broccoli, zucchini and peppers on their way!
For those of you who are seasoned gardeners, this may not seem like a big deal. But to me, it’s HUGE. I do not have a green thumb. I have been known to kill the hardiest of houseplants.
I think part of the reason I’ve had the success with the vegetables is that the end result of my hard work is a bit more practical than when I’ve planted flowers or taken care of houseplants. Oh sure, flowers are pretty and houseplants can clean up the air, but you can EAT what you grow in a vegetable garden. And that means SAVINGS on your grocery bill! Now that is a motivator to me!
So to all of you who think you can’t grow anything – don’t give up! I’m proof that it is possible!
I’m pretty proud of my tiny garden, and I’m already thinking about next year. I’m feeling much more confident about this gardening thing.
Good for you! I’m always thrilled to see new gardeners get their hands in the dirt. To me it’s like therapy, even though the heat, weeds and bugs of summer sometimes challenge that feeling. It IS wonderful to plant a seed or seedling,then watch it grow and produce something way more delicious than anything you buy in the store.
You were smart to go with Square Foot Gardening – Mel knows what he’s talking about. Good luck with your first garden, and keep an eye out for those squash bugs!