On April 10th I posted “My First Vegetable Garden – If I Plant it, It Will Grow”. What a difference 7 weeks has made in the growth of my vegetables. My mantra “if I plant it, it will grow” is working. Having a vegetable garden would definitely go on my list of “Why have I never done this before?!”. I’m sure we all have those “lists“. What are some of the things that would go on your list of “Why have I never done this before”?
I’m just happy that I have discovered the joys of vegetable gardening now! Who would have thought that a little girl and grown woman that doesn’t like to get dirt all over her hands and under her nails would fall in love with vegetable gardening?! It happened … each morning now I walk down to look at my vegetables and observe them and view the changes. It is amazing to me that something that I planted from seed and nourished has grown and continues to grow. It truly is nourishment for the soul. I never “got it” until I actually started my own vegetable garden. I find immense pleasure in watching my vegetables grow and in watering and caring for them. I had my first lettuce salad from the garden and an arugula and lettuce turkey sandwich – that was one of the best turkey sandwiches I’ve had! I also discovered that arugula is one of the fastest growing vegetables from seed … it should be ready to harvest 30 days from planting.
Take a morning walk with me and see what’s growing in the gardens.
Peas, Arugula, Potatoes, Kale, Beans, Eggplant, Beets, Tomatoes, Sage, Lemon Basil, Lime Basil, Peppers, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Swiss chard
Radish, Carrots, Purple Basil
Isn’t this the most beautiful color of lettuce?!
Growing in a container I have Citrus Mint.
And … Chocolate Mint. This smells heavenly!
I hope you enjoyed the walk through the vegetable garden.
May all your gardens grow well and flourish!