We have been thinking about gardening and talking about gardening probably almost every year since we've owned our own home. We've tried growing a few plants, but nothing really productive and never an actual garden. Last year we got semi-serious when we built our raised-bed garden in the fall. Now this year we are making plans for that space! Maybe I should make myself clear here--*I* am trying to stay out of it. Because I'm pretty sure my thumbs are brown. But Mitch has taken up the reins and is planning some fun stuff. Last week he started some plants with the kids. We were totally surprised to see some of them up already this week. Wow! That was fast! (Fine, yes, all you experienced gardeners can go ahead and laugh at me).
Even more than that, we were surprised to see just how much the little plants grew from this morning to this afternoon! I think we could just sit and watch them grow. :)
Patrick thinks we should plant some cake, frosting, ice cream, etc, plants! I agree. ;)
Mitch is also going to expand our "garden" by trying a method called "Straw Bale Gardening." (I recommend looking on youtube for videos or searching google for more information). He bought some straw bales this weekend and today started treating them with ammonium nitrate to help get them ready for plants.
Next I'm going to suggest a rain barrel to catch the rain off our roof!