I was fortunate enough to grow up with a dad that gardened. In my high school years especially, he had a garden almost as big as our backyard. The first time I saw a striped tomato, or a purple one, was in my own backyard.
We have been in our current home for over a year now, and I feel like the soil is just getting better and better! We have already been harvesting from our spring beds. We are having higher yields at this point in the season than we ever have gotten.
And even though I've had my own garden for the past 12 or so years, the feeling I get when I harvest is the same as the first time. I feel so sufficient and confident. I can produce food for my family! Yep- that never gets old.
What's in the spring garden:
arugula (lots of arugula)
mini red romaine lettuce
mini green romaine lettuce
I am going to put in beets and swiss chard today, because I forgot to plant them initially. It is probably too late, but I never let that stop me!