Friday, August 28, 2009

My Garden

When I was a kid I helped my father in the garden every year--this is something I always looked forward to. It seemed like we were on a small farm. Getting excited about spreading manure now seems a little strange, but yes I was, and couldn't wait to put on my boots, and trudge through making sure all of the garden plot was covered.

I once grew peach trees from pits that my neighbor threw into his garden. Every year, waiting for the first fruit to ripen--almost 7 years. I never liked peaches prior to growing my own--I savored every bite from that first peach of the year.
My first business experience was selling vegetables from the end or our was a great way to earn some cash at 12. Convenience was always good too--if I ran out of a product, I could run back to the garden and pick fresh.

As the years have passed, and the I think back to all the houses I have lived in, I have always tried to have a small garden. Herbs being the most prevalent. This year I grew some pole beans, tomatoes (my tomatoes did survive), and peppers.
The herbs that I grow are: basil, thai basil, cilantro, chives, french tarragon, thyme, lemon thyme, rosemary, lavender, parsley, sage, mint (if anyone wants any let me know), bee balm, oregano, and woodruff.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme! Joycie's fresh herbs are delicious, I know from experience! :)