Is it too soon to be calling me Farmer Kelly? Ok, maybe it is but we are closer to finding out if my thumb is black or green!
After talking & dreaming of fresh, garden grown veggies for weeks I can finally say that we are so much closer to making those dreams a reality. This weekend, besides doing our belated Mother’s Day dinner, we finally were able to get those yummy soon-to-be veggies in the raised bed. And boy has this neighborly garden been quite the experience! Oh well, you live & learn better ways to plan next year.
So what all have we learned so far?
- Planning & Measuring! Learn about the plants you want to grow. If you are limited on space like us, this is extremely important! We let our dreams overtake reality a bit & had to work on a tiny addition to fit everything we already obtained, which meant that some other wants got left out.
- Scheduling. If you want everything to be a group experience then you need to create a schedule & block out time for planting. It’s been such a pain trying to coordinate schedules so we can get the fill dirt (since we don’t have a truck & plan on sharing expenses). I can say that if this wasn’t a neighborly garden, we would’ve had those plants in the ground a few weeks ago.
Now the real hard part begins…the wait!
I find myself constantly going to check on the garden. Making sure it’s had enough to drink. Seeing if any miracles have happened overnight & we suddenly have a garden full of food to enjoy. But don’t worry, I’ve not run out there digging things up to see why there is nothing to eat yet!
How is your garden adventure going? I’m sure we’d all love to hear any valuable lessons you’ve learned this season.