Gardening. Oooh. Scary.
I used to be terrified of gardening. Nothing ever worked out in a positive way when it involved seeds & dirt. So you can imagine my surprise this spring when ah, gardening and ooh, sprouts and ooh, it’s growing! It works!
So…… then.. I went a little overboard. Okay.. I really went all out. I made up for all the years that gardening didn’t happen for me and this year, I have plenty of garden to tend to. Let me just tell you about all the things I have going on at the moment:
– Snap Peas
– Hibiscus Bushes
– Herbs (basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, chives)
– Lemon Tree, Lime Tree (with limes on it now!) & Grapefruit
– French Beans
– Yellow Squash & Zucchini Squash
– Some unknown flower seeds that I planted to see if they would grow.. uh, they did.
… are you still with me? good, cause I’m not done…
Oh, and peppers… did I mention peppers? Oh will I ever be up to my ears in peppers. Literally.
In the photo above I have habanero, serrano, jalapeno, sweet & bell peppers. Oh, but there is more…
These are all peppers too. See, here is the thing. I planted these first, out of everything else in the garden… not realizing that they took A BAJILLION DAYS to sprout.. so I thought “oh man, I suck at gardening. these will never sprout”… so I went to a garden nursery and bought the pepper plants from the first photo above.. and planted those. Would you believe that 2 days later, the stinking peppers started sprouting. Worst part is, I accidentally mixed up the sweet pepper and habanero pepper pots… oh this should make for some interesting moments in cooking. *sigh*
Oh hey, cucumbers… I see your little blooms.
Tomatoes are doing well too. I planted some marigolds behind them to keep the nematodes away. True story.
Let me leave you on this note… gardening is super easy. I’m not really sure why my garden did so well this year as compared to years past but I do know that I’m a serious fan of gardening now. I am just ready to reap the benefits if you know what I’m sayin…
Have you attempted a garden before? What do you like to grow? Are you afraid to plant anything? Chat with me!