Green Thumb?

Good question.
I’ve killed many plants over the years. So this year, I’m trying to keep them alive.

The Paupered Chef inspired me to take another chance on my thumbs. If he can grow a salad in Brooklyn, I should be able to follow in his footsteps back here in California. So, we planted our first garden at our Vacaville home on March 14.

Ace 53 Tomatoes

Now we’re dreaming of the harvest. I’m looking forward to using fresh vegetables for stews, salads, grilling, anything! Mark’s dreaming about fresh mint leaves for mint juleps. It feels good to water the plants and monitor their growth. I’ve had some potatoes poke out of the ground. I’ve buried them in the soil again. Plus, I am thrilled to see green sprouts growing from our sunflower seeds. Joy!

Here’s what’s in our veggie garden:

  • Ace 53 Tomatoes
  • Roma Grape Tomatoes
  • White Potatoes (10)
  • Italian Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Mint (I know. I know. I’ve read plenty of sites warning me about this herb and how it will take over the garden. I moved it to another part of the yard.)
  • Chives
  • Sunflowers

We also planted these flowers in the front yard, next to the house:

  • Pansy
  • Daisies
  • Alyssum
  • More Sunflowers

So, any advice for this budding gardener?