I know something you don’t know.
But I’m awful at keeping a secret, so I’m gonna spill it now.
I’m kind of a big deal in the garden.
I grow mountains of tomatoes, zucchini the size of my forearm, garlic bulbs you could play softball with. Peppers, lettuce, spinach. And herbs. Oh, the herbs.
Our backyard is a veritable wonderland, I tell you. My baskets floweth over. I provide my neighbors and loved ones with the bounty I can’t manage to use in my own kitchen.
Go ahead. Hate me. I can take it.
False. All false. In case I actually needed to tell you.
The only things I tried to grow this year were a half dozen varieties of herbs and tomatoes. The herbs are mostly all dead – I guess you could say I lost interest around the time I lost the baby. Harsh but true.
The tomatoes, on the other hand, are doing better than I’ve ever managed. Of course that isn’t saying much – last year I ended up with three or four tiny specimens which barely qualified as grape-sized.
This year I bought six tomato plants – figured I’d take it easy and not jump in feet first without being certain of success – and so far all but one have yielded fruit. I just don’t know why that one isn’t giving me anything. Its neighbors are doing just fine, but not as well as they could.
As a result of the difficulties I’ve faced thus far in my gardening career, I’m insanely proud of what I have managed to grow.
What I need to know now is this: How do I grow more?
I know that some of you brilliant, lovely people have grown tomatoes and other gorgeous fruits and veggies and have some tips for me.
I’m serious. Teach me. How does your garden grow? Because I want to have a successful, lush, bountiful harvest next year. Any websites, books, articles, little pearls of wisdom you’ve picked up – hit me with your best shot!
I know that together, we can make my dream garden a reality. And I’ll owe you one forever and ever. Or I’ll just make some tasty goodies and send ’em your way.
Leave me your gardening tips in the comments – please!