Honestly, I don’t know how a garden grows, but I’ve been asking for help. My friend Valerie gave me some good advice. “It’s easy,” she said. “Just cut open a bag of potting soil and sow some arugula seeds in the bag. Instant garden.” Is it really that simple? Maybe I’ve been reading too many books.
Most of the books are helpful, but sometimes I get overwhelmed by the sheer bounty of things to plant, the ways to plant them, and my fear of garden failure. But in pursuit of all things local, I must have a garden, so I’m going to give it a whirl this weekend. My sad, little yard will play host to some type of very small (miniscule is more like it) vegetable plot.
And my tiny deck will be the perfect spot for an herb container garden.
Tips and advice are appreciated! Wish me luck!