//Adventures in Gardening

I will be the first to admit that I lack a green thumb. I have tried to grow strawberries at least half a dozen times, using seed, seedlings, FULL PLANTS, and they've all died. So lo and behold my utter amazement that I was able to produce vegetables with my own two hands!

This may not seem like much (and really, it's not) but this tiny tomato has given me hope that perhaps I can actually grow those darned strawberries one day. Let them eat (short)cake!

Have any of you ever tried growing your own food? Were you successful? Do you have any awesome tips or tricks? Please share in the comments!


  1. I continually attempt gardening and often fail. I have also tried strawberries so many times and failed. I think this is the first year in many where I just said no! I have tried tomatoes and peppers in pots several times and failed or very little crop. This year my husband made me some raised garden beds. These are the tallest tomato plants I have ever grown. My pepper plants have so many babies. I think it worked out better not just because of the issue of watering but I also used some compost for the first time. I started making it last year for the beds. Everything I have read says that a good gardening starts with good soil.

  2. I have always wanted to start a compost pile but have been intimidated by it in the past. It sounds like it's been helpful for your garden, though, and so now I REALLY want to give it a try! Thanks for sharing :)