If this year doesn't go well again, I want to say that this is my last season of veggie gardening. But every year when gardening doesn't go well, I say that and every year I come back to try again.
Such is the life of a brown/black thumb who so badly wants to be a greenie.
The weather has turned toward springtime here in Colorado and I'm chomping at the bit to start my garden. This year we're trying something different: a container garden with drip irrigation. What is on the list?
1. Tomatoes. I have yet to have a good tomato crop. Year one I was punched with rot and year two was that blasted hail storm. This year, I'm trying one - just one - tomato plant. Because I'm a masochist.
2. Peas. I'm going to admit that the only reason peas are on the list is because they are an early season plant that I can see us eating. And I want to be able to start planting in April.
3. Spinach. On the list for the same reason as #2. I tried last year (hail chewed it to pieces.) I'm going to give it one more year. We do eat a lot of spinach in this house, so I'm really pulling for this one.
4. Zucchini. Year one we had a bumper crop, last year we had nothing. I hear that zucchini are hit or miss here in CO so we'll continue to try.
5. Jalapenos. We had a good crop last year. Going to try again.
A friend of mine might have some leftover seedlings that she may give me, some peppers I believe. So I might try those again this year. Not that I've ever had any luck with green peppers, but there you go. I went through my seed stash and it appears that I have bush beans and bush cucumbers, so I might try those as well. Small, simple garden this year. Something has got to work, right? Maybe this simplicity plus automatic watering will help. Otherwise this'll be my last year.