There are three rules I’m having to keep for myself when thinking about My Little Victory Garden this year. I probably won’t add “Phase 3,” meaning – raised bed number three will need to wait until 2014. The only extra space will be to expand my edible landscaping. And, make very sure I’m growing things I can’t buy readily or cheaply at my local farmer’s markets.
Hence, the list above.
The only place I found purple carrots this past year was in grocery stores like Whole Foods, Uptown Market and Sprouts. Therefore, I’m going to try to grow my own.
I waited and waited for French Tarragon to pop up at my local outlets, but none ever surfaced. 2012 was a Tarragon-less year. 2013 shall avenge last year’s barren space that was the lack of this special herb.
Finally, I have a little space in my front flower bed and it’s high time I plant a currant bush. I love currants – black, red, white…all of them. And I want to try to grow some in order to lay them delicately on top of cheesecake, stir up a lovely jam, or juice into my iced tea. I need to see the results of this trial, and if this pilot test works, I shall plant more!
So, now I’m practicing patience. A lesson I’ve not yet learned with 49 years under my life belt. Hurry, oh mail order o’ mine! I want to hold you in my hands!