Last year was the first year in this house and so the first year I had space for more than a couple tomato plants and maybe a pepper plant or two. But since I had ripped out my rotten raised beds I merely had a dirt patch for a garden. I threw in some tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and a few herbs and called it good.
But THIS year, I have big plans. I am getting ready to build several raised beds in my side yard for lots of lovely gardening. I have drawn diagrams and made lists. . . and over the weekend I purchased SEEDS. I am going to attempt to grow a garden from scratch. I figure if they all die I can run out last minute and buy plants at the nursery and try again. But since seeds are cheap I splurged and bought like 17 different kinds of seeds. Then I purchased some of those little peat pots for starting seeds.
I filled the peat pellets with water and watched them swell--in equal increments with my excitement--then I pushed tiny little seeds down in the musty soil and stuck in my make-shift labels. . .
Then I covered them up to keep them moist and wait for the day when they will pop their tiny heads up out of the dirt. I can't wait. Just the sight of the water condensing on the domed lid makes me giddy. . .
And now that they are on their way to becoming little plants that will some day soon need a home, I have further incentive to get out there and build my garden. Wish me luck!