Saturday, March 30, 2013

Getting Prepared

Today I am going to plant most of my garden. I picked up the potting mix, and a number of plants yesterday on my way home.


I used to think I had a black thumb, but then after a few years of struggling with a garden, I realized that I can grow things I just have to pay attention. I am a mom for heaven sake. If I can raise 3 boys and manage 13 grandchildren, I can tend to a few tomato plants. All the dead house plants over the years gave me a little bit of pause, But then I realized that if I pay attention the plants tell you what they need. So after a few years of hit and miss, I have consistently gotten some results. Last year we did not buy any tomatoes during growing season. I was able to produce all we needed to consume and even give away a few. I am hoping to be at least that successful this year, and maybe get a few strawberries and some squash as well.

Here goes nothing? everything? Well maybe somewhere in between that. I will keep you posted on my progress.


1 comment:

Jodi said...

Oh, have fun working in the earth! I can't wait, but we live in New England so it's a bit early for that here. Won't plant till the end of May. Looking forward to seeing some plants growing down your way. My dad lives in Venice, FL (just in case you were wondering - HA!)