As I’ve said before, we are in the process of moving. It’s such a long process. I can’t wait to get a nice piece of land so we can put in a proper garden. Our back yard right now is heavily treed and slopping. What’s a girl trying to get back to the land to do?
The only answer I could find is a container garden. I thought about doing tomatoes and such, but things are so up in the air right now that even that seemed a bit ambitious. Buying herb plants is about all I can do right now to settle my green thumb desires.
I already had some oregano, chives, and mint on in a pot next to my window, I got lavender, thyme, basil, and sage today. I grabbed a bag of organic soil and transplanted them into containers. I did this last year and my efforts paid off. I was able to dehydrate a lot of the herbs before the end of the season, and of course the oregano, chives, and mint overwintered well for me.
I have lots of nice plans, but I’ve traditionally not done super well with plants. Something always seems to happen. Our first container garden died when we went on holiday and our waterer fell through. Last year went better until the ducks had to be pinned in with the garden (LONG STORY) and devastated it. They ate everything in reach. My tomato plants became sticks; they had no leaves, no tomatoes, NOTHING! I’m hoping that things go better next year.
What are your pro gardening tips? How do you think beginners should start? Does anyone have a favorite gardening book?