I grew up in the garden – literally! When I was young, I had a section of the garden that was mine at my grandma’s house. I mostly made mud pies, but also pretended to hoe and “plant” whatever I found. When I got older, I joined 4-H and had my first garden of my very own, a small flower bed around our flag pole. I continued to take gardening projects, including house plants, various flower garden projects, and even a tree/landscaping project.
It wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I first planted vegetables. I started with peas and potatoes, and have added a few more plants each year, experimenting with new and different things each year.
My main garden, located behind my rabbit/cavy shed, is currently overgrown with spearmint. For this year, my goal is to grow some veggies in another bed, while battling the spearmint.