This, ladies and gentlemen, is my very first attempt at a veggie garden. I have to admit, when my baby plants first began to sprout, I did a major happy dance in my backyard. I even started singing to them, calling them “my babies!” It may be gushy, but I absolutely love the fact that I was able to take those tiny organic seeds and turn them into thriving plants. Ok, maybe not always THRIVING, but still! Most of them are coming in wonderfully. Here is a sample of what I have going:
In the forefront is broccoli, then there are my beets behind that, and behind that are some massive tomato plants, both heirloom and cherry tomatoes.
This is my row of organic beans and peas. When I first saw one of those little tendrils crawling up the string, I almost fell over. And yes, you do see weeds in there, I’m not perfect.
This is a special tomato we found at our Farmer’s Market. It is an Indigo Rose tomato, which is a hybrid designed to contain purple anthocyanins, the antioxidants found in purple fruits. It is a very high antioxidant tomato, the first of its kind. I couldn’t believe we found such a cool plant!
And here is my lonely bell pepper! Here’s hoping it will have many many brothers and sisters!
I also have a lot of herbs, which are still babies, including cilantro, mint, basil and lemon basil. The garlic is huge, and I am going to have to figure out what to do with the garlic shoots soon! We also have corn growing. I absolutely can’t WAIT to start harvesting, and I’m definitely going to continue veggie gardens every year from now on; it has to be one of the most rewarding feelings to see the life cycle of the vegetables, and to reap the rewards of eating fresh organic produce.