It’s my favorite time of the year! Christmas is a close second, but my absolute favorite is after the last frost is over (a true guessing game in Tennessee) and it’s time to plan, purchase, and plant my veggie and herb garden for the year. This year, I’ve had a couple of surprises pop up that I am excited to see flourish. I’ve already had a couple of disappointments, but overall I am ready to baby my garden and harvest some deliciousness come July.
This year, I started certain things earlier than others, mainly due to the fact that we didn’t do our annual Amish Country pilgrimage until mid-May. We normally go in April and buy all our plants from the Amish, so I hit up Lowes in April and got a few items started until we could go on our adventure and buy the rest of our plants in May. Right now, the garden looks a little funny. We have some plants that are already getting big since they were planted in April, and others that are teeny tiny with a long way to go since they were planted in May. We should have a steady flow of harvest throughout the summer instead of getting bombarded with everything at the same time though, so maybe this will work out for the best. The cherry tomatoes have the longest distance to go. In about a month, I’ll have an update on how everything is doing, and will have more pictures to share then.