Monday, July 14th, 2014

How does your garden grow?

Stephanie

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Three years ago I had no garden at all. Two years ago, I had three tomato plants that someone had gifted me growing in buckets. They did not do so well because it was a bad year for tomatoes and because I don’t think they liked living in the buckets. Last year I grew 18 tomato plants, 20 herbs and a dozen cucumber plants in my “new” garden. (You could say I went a little crazy. Live and learn.)

This year I have six tomato plants, a dozen cucumber plants, two dozen herbs and a hillside full of flowers. (I poured several packets of seeds in my hand and threw them on our steeply sloped hill. I was completely amazed at how quickly they took root.) I’ve done additIonal hardscaping (which I think is my favorite part) and am overall pleased with a process that not only let’s me play in the dirt, but one that feeds my soul as well as my body.

Do you have a garden? What do you grow?


2 thoughts on “How does your garden grow?

  1. I grow a “garden” every year, what I grow varies and my results do as well. This year is looking to be a very good year.

    Growing things from seed and nurturing them throughout the year is my connection with nature.

    Tomatoes (of course)
    Peppers
    Green Beans
    Every herb you can think of (and some you may never have heard of)
    Eggplant
    Cucumbers (of course)
    Zucchini

    And every year I experiment with flowers trying to find something easy to grow…that actually looks good for more than a week… this year it’s Dahlias, Black Eyed Susan, marigolds, Sunflowers and Mexican sunflowers, at this point all of which I would grow again.

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