April 1st, 2010

Calling All Newbies

I have never had a garden before. When I was 8 I tried, but once I got my pretty white metal mini-fence up and my cement bunny was in place, I kind of gave up on the whole thing. For me the fun was in decorating, and once that was over I lost interest. Last year was much the same way, I got a wonderful Earthbox and planted all of my favorite herbs, but once the planning was over I kind of forgot that I needed to take care of it. My Earthbox dried up, and I failed for the second time as a gardener.

I know a lot of you out there are like me – you’re new to gardening. The experienced gardeners do it because they get something spiritual out of gardening. Us? We are trying this year because growing is cheaper than buying, because Michelle Obama is doing it, because we’re burgeoning foodies who love fresh basil. Maybe someday we’ll come to understand the spiritual side of gardening, but for now, we’re going to try our best to grow some herbs, and maybe even some veggies. We might fail (in which case we can just run to the nearest farmers market), but I want all my newbies out there to join me this year, because together, we might just succeed.

Because I feel like no blog post is complete without pretty pictures, and my containers are yet to be filled, I leave you with this…

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