I love my little garden. It gives us fresh veggies for the tale end of Spring and a good part of the Summer. We have recently moved and there was a raised garden bed at the new house. Quite a bit bigger than our old one, but not REALLY big. Haven't taken a tape measure to it, but my guess is 8'x12'. Here are some reasons why gardening is fun:
1. Planting herbs and having fresh pesto...mmmmm. Above is our purple basil, but it apparently doesn't want to be purple anymore, the leaves are turning green.
5. Mystery Plants! We started composting as well and I guess we go some seeds in the compost. Now we have random roma tomato plants all over the garden as well as some jalapeno. Greg pulled some up thinking they were weeds. After I pointed the other ones out to him, they have safely stayed in the ground. Also, we have asparagus!! These were planted by the previous owner, and magically appeared in our garden this year. I had to Google it to see what it was. We had ONE asparagus stalk, and Greg was going to wrap that ONE with bacon and it was going to be delicious. A squirrel beat us to it, and ate it.
I try not to be too critical of my gardening skills. I feel like I learn something new each time I plant. Of course, I am guilty of comparing my garden with others. We planted onions and they just didn't get big. But a church group planted onions around the same time, and theirs are huge and beautiful. I'll be asking for some tips next year.