I don't know where you all live, but I really relish living in an area with trees. Unfortunately, when trees get older they sometimes cause problems for the owners. My neighbor across the street has cut down four trees, all because of different issues, some of which I think are imagined.
Anyway, I love trees because they provide privacy from neighbors. And when those trees get cut down you have to face the idea that you do, in fact, have neighbors. So now we have to plant a bunch of things to hide our property from view. But that is pretty difficult to do when it takes at least ten years to get good coverage/privacy from trees.
So my husband has started our raised bed garden, which took him a few days to build and fill. In a week, tons of string bean, pea, cucumber, tomato, and pepper plants have emerged. I also decided to grow eyes on a potato and threw that into an old wooden basket I found and filled with soil. The potato plant has sprouted its leaves on top. I am excited about my potato plant. I have never grown potatoes before.
I am most excited about making pickles from the mini cucumber seeds my hubby planted.
And now to wait for the harvest ...
Do any of you ladies do food gardening?