I really impressed myself the other day.
I made a beautiful and delicious salad made only with vegetables, raisins, and nuts either bought at the Farmer’s Market or taken right from our own garden.
I sat down to eat it and thought, “this is so very California of me.”
I never ever thought I’d be the kind of person who grew her own vegetables – or could even keep plants alive long enough for them to even produce vegetables – but until about 2 years ago I also never thought I’d be the kind of person to get married. And here I am, an urban farmer, happily married. I am getting pretty used to proving myself wrong.
So now that I am the kind of person who is really excited about having her own little patio garden, we have started growing heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, herbs, lettuces…
Basil, rosemary, thyme, two types of sage…
Red and green Bibb lettuce, Italian Parsley… And (Brad’s absolute favorite) sweet Peas.
There’s a raspberry bush, too, but I’m pretty sure its dead. It has looked like a twig sticking out of the dirt for the two months we have been trying to grow it…
Oh well. In the Kels book of gardening, one out of twenty sure ain’t bad.
I am also trying my hand at some flowers. I planted some forget-me-not seeds so I could always be reminded of my sweet friend Karey, and then I planted a few Ranunculus and decided they looked really pretty on the grill…
Until we had to use it, of course.
Then I ran out of things to plant and I remembered all of the seed packets we gave out as part of the favors at our wedding. We still had a good amount left over.
You know I planted all of those. More sage, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, parsley, oregano, chives, savory… every packet went into the dirt. Those will be our love herbs. Wink, wink…
Haha, whatever that means.
The best part is waiting for them to sprout! Fingers crossed!
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