I miss the city. But one of the big upsides to being in the ‘burbs is having land. We have space to grow our own food. Last year, we grew a bumper crop of tomatoes. This year, my husband wanted to add more edibles.
So Darcy and our son worked for a month to create a salad garden.
Our soil was in a word, rocky. Over 500 rocks were excavated from the small patch reserved for greens. After the rocks were removed and roots were dug up, Darcy painstakingly sifted the soil, and added new potting mix and compost to the patch. Today the greens were ready to be planted.
I have to say that this project sort of annoyed me. Darcy was literally digging ditches. There were other things he could have done, like building a chicken coop, which I was more into.
Now I am eating my words. He designed, built and properly planted chard, cabbage, lettuce and cilantro.
This year we are growing:
Several varieties of tomatoes
We’ll see how it goes. But I am excited to eat the fruits of my son and Darcy’s labors.
Next year: CHICKENS!
Do you grow your own food? How is your garden progressing this year? If you are gardening, I’d love to see what you’re growing. Please feel free to write a post and link below!