Beets on the left, carrots on the right.
Look here at this tub-o'-dirt. This thing is going to feed us. For like, at least a couple days. If all goes as planned.
Zucchini in the flower bed.
This dirt too.
Basil on the left, tomatoes on the right. Attempting to grow starts.
What's that? Not everyone keeps dirt in their guest bedroom? Well that's too bad. Because it's the only room we can reasonably keep Elliott out of, and she likes to destroy every project I try to do. Like remember how we're composting? We keep a container on the counter of scraps and we empty it into the big composter/can every few days. But she keeps eating scraps out of the counter container and then throwing them up, so we covered it with a rag and that didn't stop her. We covered it with a piece of cardboard and put a three-pound dumbbell on the top of it and THAT DIDN'T STOP HER. This cat is way smarter than we are, I'm pretty sure. Now we've got it wrapped in a plastic bag with the cardboard and the dumbbell on top. I fully expect her to figure out a way to get to it anyway.
Banana pepper on the left, tomato plant on the right.
All that to say, I planted my spring garden last weekend. This year, I am attempting to grow various things from seeds, including basil, sweet-100 tomatoes, beets, baby carrots and zucchini. I also have two starter plants of hot banana peppers and cherry tomatoes. I will be ridiculously happy if any of the seeds grow at all. I have very low expectations for my ability to grow things, but I figure I've got to learn somehow, so might as well start now.
(I originally wrote this post on Sunday night. Since then, my starter seeds in the guest bedroom looked like they were starting to grow a fuzzy white mold, but then last night I saw some teeny tiny green saplings sprouting up out of the basil pods! PLEASE STAY ALIVE, LITTLE BASILS.)
Are you planting a spring garden? What's in yours? What's your favorite spring/summer fruit/veggie?