I’m really enjoying growing my own food. It’s not as time-consuming or overwhelming as I thought it would be. And the best part? My plants are actually growing. Like, a lot! And they're producing food! Who would have thought?
For my first attempt at vegetable gardening, I was lucky enough that my Dad gave me a small plot of land on his farm. (Although next year, I think I will do more container vegetable gardening on my own balcony) I only have a few plants, mainly because my parents already grow a lot, and can just get fresh produce from them. This year I planted: 4 bell pepper plants, 2 beefsteak tomato plants, 1 sugar snap peas, 1 watermelon, 1 cucumber, 1 zucchini (summer squash), 1 spaghetti squash, and 1 yellow zucchini (summer squash).
Me? A Gardner?
I have never been much of a gardener. In fact, one of the worst gifts someone could give me was a plant...because I would probably kill it within a week. However, after making the switch to real food I got pretty interested in growing my own produce. It's been a fun journey so far. I'll post about my trials, mishaps, and hopefully some successes here.