Today, we started our seeds. Okay, I lied. We really started some of them a couple of days ago, but got lazy and didn't start the blog. Since nothing has sprouted yet, we don't feel like this is cheating.
We have: mesclun lettuce, collard greens, brussel sprouts, artichokes, chinese longbeans, turnips, cowpeas, snap peas, spinach, basil, purple basil, thyme, oregano, tarragon, rosemary, scallions, garlic, carnival sweet peppers, chinese giant sweets, cayenne, habanero, jalapeno, yellow & red romas, better boys, beefsteaks, cherry toms and 2 different types of heirloom tomatoes. I'm sure I forgot something.
We are a little scared about the scope of this endeavor. It might just take up the entire backyard and some of the front. Lunacy? Maybe. Are we insane? Most definitely. The reason we even considered a garden is because I spent $36 in one trip to the farmer's stand last summer on tomatoes and Ted flipped his shit. One thing you have to know about me is that when tomatoes come into season, I have a tomato sandwich for lunch. Every. Single. Day. And sometimes twice if there are green tomatoes for frying.
Ted was going to start the scientific experimental portion of this adventure today by gaging the sun/shade ratio of the yard to pick the best spot to begin. Alas, he was foiled by clouds and the 3 inches of snow we are expecting tonight. You can't complain that I used the s* word. I added the adult content warning that you had to approve of right at the beginning, and it was much nicer than what Ted said when I told him the forecast.
Wish us luck greenthumbing it! *pics coming when I figure out how*