We decided to start a vegetable garden, just for the fun of it. We prep’d the ground late last fall to improve the heavy, acidic clay soil a a little bit, and planted the first crops in late March.
So far we’re eating delicious salad from two types of spinach, kale, two types of lettuce, and the first round of two types of carrots are almost ready. I’m slightly surprised we’ve managed to get anything edible at all:) We’ve planted a bunch since then, including several types of tomatoes and peppers, plus squash, beans, and corn. It also looks like the winter wheat Kevin planted last year is doing well, so it won’t be very long before we can make bread from wheat we grew ourselves.
Last summer, a friend of ours gave us some tomatoes they had grown, and they were absolutely the best tasting tomatoes I had ever eaten. I asked her what they were, and she told me they were “German Johnson” tomatoes, which is a type that is apparently fairly popular in this area. For me, our entire garden was really just an excuse to grow German Johnson tomatoes. As long as I can get some fresh tomatoes, I’ll consider the effort a success:)