We planted an organic vegetable garden! It’s the first either of us have had on our own, so we have a lot to learn. We got the plants at The Sacramento Foods Co-op, and some good organic (and vegan! No blood meal or manure here, folks!) soil at East Sacramento Hardware. We just planted them, so they are babies, but we hope that with enough water, sunshine, and love that they will grow up big and tall and we will EAT THEM!
Our landlords put up a puppy and Lucy proof fence, and we planted Marigolds around the perimeters of the garden as an offer to the Snail and Slug Gods. Our garden will grow healthy and pest free, organically! We are growing a few different types of tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, strawberries, rainbow kale, lettuce, and melons.
We also planted some hot peppers (habeñero and something else?) on our porch. Here is Lucy the Vegan Cat contemplating eating the plants. She loves them. Earlier today she was snacking on our house fern.
And here are our SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS! I have been starting to collect the seeds and cores of various vegetables and fruits that we buy at the Co-op, so that I can sprout them. Here is a fuji apple that has sprouted, behind it is sprouting roma tomato seeds, and to the side in the little glass bowl are three avocado cores that are splitting and hopefully about to sprout! WE SHALL SEE.
And here is our lovely herb garden, growing big and getting ready to be food! There is basil, cilantro, chives, parsley, sage, and oregano. It is the first time either of us have grown herbs from seeds, as well as the first time for a windowsill garden, so we still have much to learn.
It’s all trial, error, and balance here at The Bear and The Blackberry House. But with some hands on experience and time, one day we will be professionals!