This is the year I try my hand at gardening. dun, dun, duhnnnnnn!
Anyone who knows me IRL, knows that I've traditionally had a "black" thumb. Plants pretty much run and hide when they see me. At least they would if they had legs. And brains. And were alive. I digress.
I'm proud to say, however, that there are 3 - count them - THREE houseplants that I've managed to not murder over the course of the last year!! Hooray! They're pretty excited about it too.
As a side note, apparently aloe vera plants - which my hubby's grandma calls "burnt plants" - because you can put it somewhere on your body that's been "burnt". How cute is that? - are extremely hard to kill. Thank you, aloe plant, for restoring my hope in myself!
So me thinks to myself, "Self, you should try a veggie garden." My reply? "Ok. What have you got to lose?"
I started thinking about gardening last year and came across a great tip - put down a layer of newspaper 4 or so pages thick where you want your garden to be in the fall, and the following spring your plot of land will be all set for your garden! Apparently newspaper makes great compost..or mulch.. or whatever.
So I did that last fall and every day that it's been nice out the past few weeks I've been out there trying to get it ready. Tilling, shoveling, digging. Wait. Those are all kind of the same thing aren't they? Well you get the point. I've looked really busy anyway.
As you can see, it's not very big. I didn't want to push it. What with the new baby and all. And the fact that nothing may survive. Ha!