The Adventures of Garden Girl

Blog Post :: The Adventures of Garden GirlWhen I was a kid we had a pretty great garden. I don’t remember specifics, but I remember strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more zucchini than any one family could possibly eat.

We also had an apple tree. I didn’t take care of the garden, but I did help pick and eat the fruits and veggies. We had jars and jars of apple sauce, pickles, and jams. We ate zucchini every single day either grilled, in quiche, in soup, in bread, or in chocolate cake (my favorite). At the time I thought it was a little crazy, but now I think it’s pretty darn awesome!!

About half way through my teens, we moved into an apartment, no more garden. Life got busy over the next 20 years and a garden entered my mind on occasion, usually only for a moment, and then passed because it seemed like a lot of time, energy, and effort.

Fast forward to 2015.

At the beginning of this year we decided to shelf RV living for now and move back into our house. We talked about what that would look like and both my hubby and I agreed we wanted to start a garden.

Now here we are, 8 months later, we move into our house in less than a month, and I am getting super excited to start our garden!! Only problem is that I know NOTHING about the art of gardening!! Or even where to start. So this is where YOU come in. Any and all advice will be greatly appreciated!

Ideally I want my entire yard to be our garden. I want enough fruits (not sure what fruits grow in Colorado) and veggies that I can go an entire week just eating from the garden. I want to make giant salads colored with peppers and tomatoes and carrots. And have enough left over to toss into my smoothies and juicer for a quick pick me up during my work day. I know I have a lot to learn, I don’t even know what foods grow in our climate, but you know me, I like to dream!

I know we can’t do too much since we are starting in August, but I want to take baby steps (of course) so that by next year we are up and running. I have decided to start with herbs inside…one each week…but only if the prior week’s herb is still alive. Sounds like a responsible plan to me!!

So I would love to connect with “gardeny” peeps!! Reach out! I need you! You can give advice here in the comments, email me, or chime in on facebook…

See you there! And see you next week with my first baby herb!

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