There is something akin to a miracle that happens when I’m in the garden. Any bit of sadness or anxiety fades away; it’s just me and the plants. I used to wonder why but then one day it dawned on me that I like nurturing and somehow that nurturing feeds back and I feel better when I’m done. I’ve also recently learned about Grounding. Who knows, maybe that’s the reason I feel better! Either way, I love gardening and it seems to love me too.
Last year, despite me only have a small bit of yard, I dug up a bit of it and planted a lot of tomato plants. Too many tomato plants actually. I also added zucchini plants and some herbs and pepper plants – and late in the year I tried planting a tomatillo plant (there wasn’t enough time for it to fruit though).
I also built a raised bed that’s about 33″ x 95″ so I could plant peas, cucumbers, beans, carrots and beets without the bunnies eating them 🙂
This year I’m skipping the pepper plants – the space they take vs the one or two peppers I’ll get isn’t worth it – and drastically reducing the tomato plants. I’ll still put peas in the raised bed and maybe cucumbers and I”ll skip the others – the harvest isn’t worth the space they take up.
The most exciting thing of all though is that I’m adding in Albion strawberry plants in the main garden!!!
I just happened to be on Facebook at the right time and an organic farm that I follow posted that they were thinning out their strawberry patch and selling the plants they don’t need – hello little miracle!! Luckily I was able to post that I wanted some so I could get on the list – and now I’m the proud owner of 25 plants!!
So thankful for the gorgeous blue skies this weekend – the plants will be going in. But first I have a LOT of cleaning up from last year that I need to do 😉