Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Home Garden, Take 2
Ben and I have had some success with a home garden. In Boston, it worked like magic, complete with salad greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs. Here in Virginia soil it just hasn't worked. We tried last summer, and I am sad top report we had little success. Was it because the soil here in the forest is too acidic? Was it because we don't get enough sunlight? Was it because I was sleepily in love with a newborn and too distracted to water the garden?
We are trying again this year, and I am full of optimism. Ben has built me a raised bed that we placed in the single spot that gets full sun all day. We have enriched the soil with lots of compost and good things, and the whole family is involved in caring for the garden (as you can see). So far, we have only transplanted our strawberry plants from the backyard. We may aim low this year and just complement those with some tomato plants. I'm excited! Could it work?
What are you planting in your yard? Any success or failure stories?
Sorry I've been a bit absent lately... life has been FULL around here-- the type of full that happens with two kids running all around the place and spring in full bloom. And, in the interest of full disclosure, a bit crazy. I hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are!