There’s something quite satisfying about tending your own garden. The dirt between your fingers, the first leaves that sprout, the satisfaction of nurturing (and eventually biting into!) your own homegrown fruits and veggies.
Now, I wouldn’t say that I’m an expert gardener. I wouldn’t even call myself a gardener at all, but I like to dabble. I have this terrible habit of letting anything that peaks my interest take a hold of me. Or maybe, I like to become the master of all things interesting? Nevertheless, gardening has clawed its way into my life and into a 30′ X 25′ plot in my yard.
Go big, or go home. That’s what they say, right?
I suppose I could have started small since this was my first real experience with gardening, but why not just dive right in? I never did have much luck with getting my toes wet… just gave me a reason to not jump in.
So this adventure began last year when my husband and I decided we would have to clear the land.
This took several weeks to complete, and we weren’t even close to being ready for the garden. Thank goodness we planned ahead and still had a full year to prepare.
Now that the land was clear, it was time to build the fence and boxes.
This year, we planted 25 bare root strawberries in that back L box, along with some radish. Tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, okra, green beans and squash are in that front box. Yukon golds are in that smaller bed.
And of course, I couldn’t have my own little garden without naming it.
So, there you have it! Hope you enjoyed the first look at our garden, and I hope you tune back in to follow the progress of our dirty side: Hale’s Harvest.