Watch This Space: Gardening 101

As my thoughts are fully focused on the coming gardening season, I thought it was high time that I took the blog space to really detail how to make a vegetable gardening- right from the very beginning.  It’s February, and while we can’t work in the yard yet, we can plan, and that makes this the perfect time to take you step-by-step through the process of planting vegetables.

It’s not hard.  It’s really not, armed with a few basic tools, seeds, and dirt, anyone can plant a few seeds and reap a harvest.   I hope to take some of the mystery out of the process and inspire others to take up vegetable gardening. There are few hobbies out there with such wonderful rewards- there’s nothing like pulling a carrot out of the dirt and handing it to your child.  There’s nothing like pulling a tomato warm off the vine and sinking your teeth into it like an apple.  There’s nothing like sweeping aside a few leaves of a cucumber plant, only to discover a whole army of delicious cucumbers just waiting to be sliced.

Let’s garden together, shall we?


  • We bought a bunch of our seeds today. I have a window in the basement that is south facing and I am going to put a tomato plant in and do some spinach. We will see how it goes. We are trying eggplant for the first time this year.

  • I haven’t done eggplant for a few years because it grew well, but then I wouldn’t know what to do with it! I basically have two tried-and-true recipes for it, and once those have been gone through a few times, we get tired of them.

    But last year I missed the eggplant. Ratatouille just wasn’t the same without the eggplant, so it’s going back in this year.