There are many things in my life that I'm passionate about. I enjoy my hobbies-keeping my hands busy. When I was growing up my parents always planted an incredibly large garden. We picked peas for hours! I recall hating that part. LOL! On the other hand I thoroughly enjoyed all the jars of green beans, peas, butter bean, pickles, etc that we had to eat all year long. One problem was that although I worked in the garden days on end, I never really learned what it took to raise a healthy garden. Therefore when I grew up, I had several gardens fail (not always totally). This year I decided to change things. I started out reading this magazine. That was a good first step. Then I decided that maybe what I needed to do was take baby steps-start with a tiny garden. It is really small! But, when I look at it I don't feel overwhelmed. I feel content. I can do this!
I'm happy to say I have lots of baby squash growing..
And some grape tomatoes...
tea to brew to keep them long gone.
I'm not just growing veges though. Emma and I started a small flower garden. We have a rose bush that was once just a cutting from my Granny's bush. It's moved three times now. Every year when it blooms I can just see my Granny. She was a wonderful gardener. One of the reasons I garden is to be more like her. She was (and still is) one of the most special people in my life.