Well, I’m three weeks behind schedule but it’s finally done – I planted my garden.
My dad always had a garden when I was growing up. We used to drive down the street to Mayer’s farm and pick up a couple pails of manure to help fertilize the tomatoes. Dad always planted fifty to one-hundred tomato plants. He gave away most of them to his friends.
In his honor, I wanted a garden so big I could just give away the surplus of veggies. What’s your favorite vegetable? It’s probably in my garden.
I haven’t had a garden in, oh fifteen years? The last garden I had was a 4’x4′ square plot at an apartment complex in Atlanta. For those of you that have one of these mini-plots available – yes, you can grow corn in them.
I think I planted about twenty different things in that mini-plot just because I was so excited to have a garden.
So this is the first time I have had a real garden of my own. It measures 32’x48′. THAT is a garden.
If you want a funny book to read check out The $64 Tomato. It’s a hilarious account of a guy gardening for the first time and how expensive it was to do. He figured each tomato had cost him about $64 to grow.
I swear I’m going to end up with $640 tomatoes. But I’ll be happy to give them away. Just to make this garden happen:
At least the seeds were cheap.
We went all out with the seeds. Even though we got a late start, we’re hopeful to get a lot of fresh veggies:
It’s days like these I miss my dad a lot. He’s been gone several years now. Today I just wanted to pick up the phone and say ‘hey, how should I plant these beet seeds?’
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