Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Number Six: Plant a Garden

I have never successfully kept a plant alive for an extended period of time...I have gone through dozens of orchids and rose plants throughout David's and my relationship, all of which have ended tragically. Despite having killed our many "love ferns," luckily, my ability to keep plants alive has not reflected ominously upon our relationship. Ironically though, my dream of being a farmer has not died. (Most likely due to lingering indoctrination by Laura Ingalls Wilder). Luckily, I do not have to rely on my green black thumb for livelihood and survival, and I can plant a garden that has little ramification upon my own survival if it should not survive or produce. So, I figure, what have I got to lose.

So to complete number six on my 21 before 21, I planted my first vegetable garden! I planted these the week of the last frost date, which was April 15th for central/north Georgia. Here are my plants after a month in the ground...

butter lettuce
tomatoes
cayenne peppers
 
 cherry tomatoes
 and my favorite flower..
 Aren't the tiny vegetables just too cute? I "visit" them every day, and I love watching them grow. I never would have expected what joy and pride I take in my little garden. I fantasize about the idea of living self-sufficiently, and this is one small way in which I'm taking a step towards consumer independence.

and here is a tease of my back porch/garden "center"...

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7 comments:

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

Good luck with your veggies! Maybe this will be your lucky year!

Renanda said...

Aww, isn't it a great feeling watching something grow from seed? My veggies do good, my flowers... not so much.

Good job on your garden, love it!

I am jealous of your garden center.

Rachel and John said...

I think I'm going to need a list, but mine will be 30 before 30 since I'm 26 and 30 things could take a while. Your veggies are so cute! I want to plant a garden next year and I hope it turns out as nice as your did! Did you put wood chips over your soil?

barbie said...

your plants look great! and I don't believe you ever had a black thumb......you are much too talented for that!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Isn't growing your own stuff the best!

Licia said...

This is great! I needed some garden inspiration. Not that I'll be planting anything since I believe I don't have thumbs at all when it comes to gardening. But I need a backyard makeover so I'm looking for ideas!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Those are my favorite flowers, too! :-)