After a life of repeated plant killing, I was very surprised to discover that I have a green thumb. I guess it happened in my late 20’s. Maybe it just took years to ripen or mature. I have never been one to do very well at keeping plants alive, and if I am being honest my green thumb only seems to apply to plants that live outside. I can kill almost any houseplant within a week.
When we moved into the new house I knew that I wanted a garden. I wanted Tomatoes, peppers everything needed so I could preserve my own salsa’s and sauces. It gives me such joy to go out to the garden and return to the house with arms full of fruits and veggies that I grew. If I could talk Russell into it our whole back yard would be a giant garden, maybe someday.
This year was a new adventure for me, I started my plants from seeds. I have always purchased the plants already grown. Growing from seeds promises that you know exactly what has happened to the plant and is a more cost effective way to garden. The future plan is to preserve my own seeds so I can plant next years garden with them. Now that is cost effective!
From seeds we ended up like this.
Today. It is a total jungle out there. The winds a few weeks did a number to the plant but they are LOADED with produce.
Here I am growing green beans and I just planted some carrot seeds!
And finally my precious tomatoes. After weeks of wondering if they would ever ripen they finally are. I have to keep bird netting on my plants otherwise a mocking bird starts destroying things.