I have always wanted a garden, but I do not have that mysterious and elusive "green thumb". I can't keep plants alive so I have never had a garden. Cue my husband. He seriously has psychic powers when it comes to plants. I truly believe that if Joe plants something and it doesn't grow then the plant was flawed from the beginning because he can grow anything.
He started a little garden in the back yard and worked on it everyday before and after work. He has called for jihad on the rabbits, lizards and pocket gophers who keep infiltrating the garden, but I think he has them on the run. He takes the baby outside every day to water, prune and pick tomatoes. Devon loves being outside and Joe loves showing him the moon, the bats, letting him hold the hose and play in the water and showing him lizards he catches. I think that is a special time for both of them to share.
Joe planted cucumbers, cantaloupe, 4 different kinds of tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers, lemongrass, rosemary, oregano, chives, and basil. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the herbs. It is so nice (and cost effective) to go out to the garden and pick fresh herbs for a recipe.
Our new obsession is bruschetta. Diced tomatoes (warm from being outside and fresh off the vine), olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, basil, salt, pepper on toasted french bread and voila! The perfect summer snack. I like to add avocado because seriously .... avocado makes just about everything taste better.
Ben, I think you would LOVE this.