I won’t lie. Today we didn’t do much. Again, the heat wave made it miserable to go out. I think we went out to run a quick errand, but that was it. We stayed inside and hung out. I did however, manage to pluck 2 of tomatoes off of my one tomato plant I’ve been trying to grow since this spring. I finally have 2 to harvest! They were quite small though. However, it was more than enough to make my favorite relish with food: chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, vinegar, and pepper. In this case I used jalapenos.
Oh, and where did I get jalapenos? Just as I was ready to proudly show my husband my harvest of 2 small tomatoes, he came walking through the door with a bag full of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, and banana peppers that was “surplus harvest” from a coworker’s garden. Hmph!
So I implore everyone and anyone to send me your advice on starting a vegetable garden. How should I prepare the soil? What vegetables need what? What is easy to grow and how? Please, please….I’m embarrased here!
Lesson Learned: Gardening is not that easy. You can’t expect to stick something in the dirt and expect it to grow.