Many of you may remember last years post about the chia head we received as a gag wedding gift. I reread this post and was amused not by the gag gift, but by the naivety I had in thinking our tiny little seedlings might actually amount to something. I hang my head in shame today and confess that the only things we harvested from that garden were:
- the tiniest green pepper on earth
- a small handful of tough green beans
- several super creepy white cucumbers (seriously y’all, how can you mess up a cucumber?)
While I am now a little less naive about my gardening abilities, or lack there of, I am still an eternal optimist and like to believe that if at first I fail, try again! And so I did. This year we added fresh organic gardening soil to the garden boxes and purchased organic plant starts from Whole Foods and Good Foods. I added plants slowly, paying attention to the weather and the rain. When it was certain we were past the point of an agonizing frost (God help me, I probably just jinxed it) I carefully nestled my plant babies into to the soil.
Today I wandered outside to have my first harvest: I picked enough fancy organic lettuce to make two large salads and a handful of fresh dill for dressing. Then I “harvested” some clover sprouts from my indoor sprouter (yes, I grow my own sprouts for sandwiches and salads) and put together an amazingly delicious homegrown salad! It was a truly blog-worth event. Stay tuned for more updates, or obituaries, from Bird and Belle’s Adventures in Gardening Take III!