I have always loved gardening. Andrew and I have tried our hand at gardening over the years with varying success. Sage and thyme were a huge success, while brussels sprouts and broccoli were a disappointment.
Last summer we built a planter box that we filled with herbs. The basil got overwatered and the tarragon got an aggressive mold. Overall, the plants have done well and have added a richness to home cooked meals.
Nothing quite compares to the ease of walking out to your patio and gathering fresh herbs. And while store-bought herbs are fine, they can also get pricey.
After the success of our herb garden, we decided to grow some new things we have been wanting to try. We have red onions, carrots, rainbow chard, beets, and corn.
Last week we harvested our second round of beets and two bunches of chard. So far we have made sautéed chard, roast beet salad, and borscht. I am excited for what else our garden will produce this summer!
I'm a Southern California teacher who loves the outdoors, weekend DIY projects, gardening, and baking.