Friday, April 18, 2008

Today, I Garden

Every year I try to garden. I don't mean flowers. I'm doing okay with those, as long as they are straightforward, no nonsense flowers. No. I mean food. I try to grow veggies every year. In the past, I have failed. Miserably. Last year, I stated to see things grow, and then I had surgery and couldn't lift a watering can and they died. The year before that, I started them all in little peat pods and then promptly forgot about them. But not this year. I went to Home Depot today and got starters of tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, basil, and strawberries. Most of them are already potted. But I ran out of pots. I don't want to over crowd, you know. I don't want to waste valuable lawn space for a garden that might not work, which is why I have chosen to pot them. I have big dreams for these little seedlings. I am imagining a day in July where I decide to have caprese salad for lunch, with tomatoes and basil from my little garden. I am picturing a party where I bring the fresh salsa, from my garden. I still would like to get some cilantro and maybe some mint. Come on over this summer and eat of my bounty. Well, unless Gracie gets to it first.

I posted a new recipe over at Recip-Ease the other day. Try it and let me know how you like it!

1 comment:

the highlight addict said...

I grew a herb garden in Frederick. Everything grew great except the cilantro. It died out every time...wouldn't you know it, it was the thing that I wanted to grow the most. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE cilantro. Let me know if you have better luck! I don't think I'm going to try to grow anything this year, maybe not even flowers. I might do one pot by my front door and that is it. Leaving for 2 months...what's the use? My mom, on the other hand, has huge plans for an elaborate garden this year since I'll be there...she thinks Thomas will have fun...I think she's totally forgotten that her own kids hated the garden! Oh well!