As spring approaches, I find myself longing for a garden, which brings memories of our first year on the farm! It was anything but easy!
Even back then, I looked forward to having a garden, but our land just wouldn’t cooperate! We tried in not one, but two different areas in our fields, but still nothing would produce!
During our second year on the far, we tried yet a third area for a garden, and still we couldn’t get anything to grow!
It was very frustrating! Was it the soil? Was it me?
To this day, I still honestly don’t know why our land wouldn’t produce!! It wasn’t until our third year that we finally saw the fruits of our labor!
However, in the middle of that second year, I was so desperate that I decided I would try starting a garden in my kitchen!
We had a spare table that I moved to a window that got plenty of sunshine!
I purchased the best soil I could afford for my little tabletop garden and lovingly made sure each day that my seeds had plenty of water and sun!
The day finally arrived when I started to see seedlings sprout up from the soil! I was in seventh heaven! At long last I had a garden!
It was a small garden; therefore, it didn’t produce much – just some peppers and cherry tomatoes and my favorite ‘go-to’ herbs for cooking – but it was a garden, nonetheless!
I don’t know if we will be back on a traditional homestead this season, however, I am looking forward to growing at least some of my favorites for the kitchen!
However, instead of using our bulky flower pots, this year, I believe I will try for another tabletop garden! My thinking is this: should we find a more traditional homestead before the growing season is over, I won’t have such heavy pots to lift and move!
I do have a table outside my RV that gets plenty of sun! So yes, I do think I will try for another tabletop garden this year!
Until next time,
Peace, love, and safe travels… and happy homesteading!