So for a few years we have planned on planting a raised bed garden and never accomplished it so it became a goal our number one item to do as soon as we were home from Disney. We would have planted it sooner but my husband and I spent so much time debating were to place the raised bed (that he and the kids built) that we ran out of time. However, we did manage to begin some tomato seeds in little pots. For many years I have had visions of a number of beds but realized that maybe we first need to have success with just one and go from there. So, the weekend of the 15th while I was in bed all sickly, the rest of the family went to a garden market fair, choose the remaining items from our local farmers and planted them (I popped out every once in a while and observed from a window). Here is what we have growing:
Herbs: Cilantro, Parsley and Thyme (my staples)
Vegetables: Carrots, Cucumbers, Peppers (red and green) and Tomatoes (cheery, celebrity and beef steak).
Prior to planting, we mixed in a few bags of an organic egg shell compost that we picked up from our local mom-n-pop gardening store. I can not wait to enjoy our home grown food combined with some tasty items we will be picking up weekly from our farmer's market (opening tomorrow!)