This year I might venture into a couple of different types of tomatoes and maybe attempt strawberries again. I told myself I would read up and study up and really just be a gardening guru wizard this year, but that totes did not happen. I was going to build two more raised beds, invent a new watering system, takes some classes, and read Gardening for Dummies. I was gonna take the gardening world by storm, y'all. But here it is March and I have not done any of those things. Maybe there is still time to read Gardening for Dummies? But I am definitely going to improve on my crop from last year. This year I plan on making at least $41 worth of produce, for sure.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Gardens...how do they work?
It's about time to start thinking about my garden. I am the world's worst gardener. Nobody can kill plants like me. It's amazing. But last year, with my MIL's ingenuity and a little perseverance, I turned $50 worth of soil, seeds, and plants and hundreds of dollars worth of labor into $40 worth of produce, dammit. I was really proud of my little plot. Most of my crop pointed and laughed at me (right before they turned brown and died), but some of them thrived. Jalapenos, basil, and cherry tomatoes grew like crazy for me. We had margherita pizza for lunch almost every day and a shitload of jalapeno poppers for snacks. I never knew I liked jalapenos, cherry tomatoes, and basil until I grew them myself.