On this fine, Wild Wednesday, my husband and I are planting seeds in our garden. Nope, not metaphorically or spiritually, really we are planting seeds in the dirt, hoping we remember to water them, and hoping they turn into some wonderful food for our family. We have tried to plant things in the past with varied success. We have stumbled upon a remarkable fact: if you don't water your plants very frequently, they will not produce very well. Amazing and earth shattering, I know!
This year, we are planting the following:
Florence fennel, corn, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, squash, zuchini, cucumbers, brussels sprouts, sugar snap peas, regular peas, black beans, pinto beans, and basil. We have a rosemary plant that is the size of a Mini Cooper and mint that came with the house that we just can't seem to get rid of. We also have some strawberry plants from a friend of mine (love ya, Chris!) and a rather prolific grapevine and a weeping mulberry tree that is covered in green berries.
We have had some good years and some bad years for gardening. This year we have all of our planting locations established, we have been trying long enough that we now know the amount of sun certain areas actually get, as opposed to how much we would like them to get, and we picked specific plants that we like and think will grow well based on past years mixed in with a few newbies. We shall see how it goes . . .