Leads to this:
And that's what I call Garden Bliss. Reaching the point where I have enough fruit on the vines that I am able to fresh-preserve, toss a salad, make bruschetta every night, and have a good ole bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich that tastes like heaven! That's why I encourage everyone, whether they've dabbled in gardening or don't know a hoe from a shovel, to buy a few packs of seeds, get a couple of seed starting trays from Wal-Mart, and then all you have to do is fill the tray with warm water, the pods swell up, stick a seed in each one, put the clear plastic cover on it, and set it somewhere warm (even your dryer--it doesn't need the sun yet). When the starts pop up and you see those little green babies, take the lid off, and put it in front of a south-facing sunny window. Come May, if you don't have a garden, plant it in the sun in a big pot outside when the danger of frost has passed.
You could end up with fresh bowls of tomatoes and bunches of basil to enjoy all season. I live in the Ozarks, and this past season, I was picking tomatoes, herbs, flowers, squash and pumpkins right through November!
|A bowl of bliss.|