I have been living in a house in the suburbs for at least 9 years now. There is one thing that I had not conquered before the start of the summer…gardening.
You haven’t made it in the suburbs until you have planted a garden.
I had a plant when I was in junior high school. I used to feed it my lemonade. Do you see where this is going? There is no green at all in my thumb.
Yet I had to try. This all came about last summer. My wonderful neighbors started posting pictures of homegrown tomatoes on their facebook pages. They had so many that they were giving them away. I love homegrown tomatoes! I loaded up the kids into the wagon and we went to help ourselves. This happened a couple more times. One of my neighbors finally told me that it was probably a lot easier than I thought to grow them. I kind of put it in the back of my mind. (Also note to self: maybe take fewer next time.)
This summer my awesome friends started posting when they were starting to plant their gardens. Hubby and I got ready. We ordered planting boxes from Amazon and he loaded up the soil in them. We planted tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, eggplant, strawberries and some herbs.
Hubby got a funny look when I said it was like the first settlers planting. We watered every day. This was serious stuff. It also gets really hot here in North Carolina.
Then, we started seeing signs that this could actually work!
Take a look at what happened a few weeks later!
I told hubby that next year we are going bigger. I have all sorts of plans that I will write out just as soon as I am done posting my produce pictures on facebook.
Check this out, neighbors!!!! ( My desperate plea to be one of you gardening greats!)
No strawberries though. Damn squirrels.