On Starting a Garden
Guys, I’m starting a garden this year. I’m pretty excited about it. My husband gives me this face every time I talk about it:
He’s a little bit skeptical that I will follow through with my grand plans.
I maintained a pot of herbs last year for the duration of the summer and I loved having fresh basil for caprese salads!
And I got to thinking about what else I could grow and learn how to maintain as well and suddenly I had a list 11 items long that I wanted in a garden.
I need to do a bit of research on what will grow well in a raised bed, in this climate, and at what time of year, but that is what Pinterest is for. I’ve already created a gardening board where I’m compiling any helpful info I can find.
So my plan is to try to grow veggies and herbs, and perhaps some strawberries. We have bunnies that hang out by our fence, so I’ll preempt their attacks by adding a little fence around the garden as well. Beyond that our backyard is completely fenced in so I’m not too worried about other stray animals showing up for dinner, but only time will tell.
I know it will be a bit of work, but the boys and I love being outside in the summertime and since this will be outside of our pool fence, though inside of our backyard fence, I imagine I can pull weeds and tend to it when we are out in the backyard. David may even be interested in helping pull up vegetables when they are ready!
In my mind, everything will go swimmingly and I’ll have baskets full of homegrown food, but in reality will be first attempt at it so I’m trying not to go too big.
Perhaps the most daunting part of it is how and when to start the seedlings. I’m sure this is pretty straight forward, but I’ve done so much research on the actual garden box that I’ve neglected planning the actual start of the garden!
Wish me luck! And if you garden, any newbie tips you have are very welcome in the comments!
For some pictures of us enjoying our backyard, check out this post on David’s 2nd birthday!