My new mission in life is to be able to sustain myself fully on a garden someday, and I have become pretty set on it- so Chris (gem that he is) built these two AMAZING garden boxes for our backyard a few months back to practice with. Considering I really know nothing about gardening (except how to grow jalapenos, which require little if any maintenance) the task at hand will most likely be a long one BUT so far we have succeeded in growing lettuce, beets, shallots, and radishes from seed- woot! woot!
The rest, we started with partially grown plants, which I KNOWWWW is cheating, but I still feel pretty cool ok?
Things I have learned:
- Strawberries are a big disappointment
- Mint will overtake your garden if you don't watch out
- Lettuce is surprisingly cake to grow
- Radishes from the garden taste different than from the store- and I can't tell if it's good or bad?
*I am beginning to feel like the more I learn, the less I know?
First Bell Pepper!
Don't judge me.
Chain link fences and orange extension cords make classy backgrounds?
This is what Chris looks like when he talks to Molly
mixed with a little 8th mile vibe.