I'm a bit of a hippie and wish we had a huge garden full of all the veggies and fruits we buy. I also wish we had chickens for fresh eggs. But we rent our home and have a wonderful, but very small backyard. We also have full-time jobs and a baby. But when I have chickens and a huge, lush garden I'll have figured out how to survive on 3 hours of sleep and Wesley will be able to dig, put away dishes, and vacuum.
Back to reality...
I've been thinking a lot about gardening lately. I know it's completely the wrong time in Texas to think about gardening, but I'm hopeful that someday it won't be 105 degrees. A few days ago I discovered Smart Gardener. Enter even more enthusiasm for gardening! It's definitely not the right time to plant, but it's plenty early to dream!
I'm ready to plant tomatoes, squash, lettuce, carrots, and peppers. I'm excited to be able to cook with veggies from our garden. I've been moderately successful with herbs in the past and feel such a sense of accomplishment when I make pesto with fresh basil from the backyard. How cool would it be to have pumpkins for halloween that we grow in our garden!?
With Wesley eating vegetables and fruits now, being able to provide him with organic food homegrown would make me feel really good. Of course, this might be completely impossible considering I've never been able to grow anything...
I've looked at a few different options for garden but probably won't put much time or effort into anything until we purchase a home in 2013. Once we settle somewhere, I'll be able to feel good the investment.
I even set up a garden pinboard. Follow along there as I figure out what I'm going to plant!
Do you garden? How does your garden grow?