I’m just going to spit it out. My garden was a DISASTER this year! Though I would like to blame it on the rain (haha… Milli Vanilli song!), or lack there of, I would say I’m also largely responsible. I have been WAY too busy this summer, so the only things that survived the drought and my lack of attention were onions, potatoes, and one volunteer cherry tomato plant.
The irony of the situation is that this is the first time I’ve ever planted onions and potatoes! I planted them both in March, watered them a little, and basically forgot about them. I was so excited when #1 and I dug them up last weekend! Last night we had a pork roast with carrots and potatoes for dinner. Tomorrow we’re planning on scrambled eggs, bacon, and fried potatoes. I’m sure the family will get sick of them soon enough, but for now we’re having fun with it!
I love watching the boys realize where their food comes from, especially when they helped plant and harvest it! I’ve also noticed they’re more likely to eat things they wouldn’t normally try when they’ve been involved with the whole growing process.
At this point, I’m planning on clearing everything out so I can put in a cover crop. (Another first for me!) I’m getting there slowly but surely. It’s so hard not to get frustrated when things don’t go “my” way, but I’m working on it!
Are you growing a first time crop in your garden this year? Hopefully something more interesting than potatoes!