A few months back I decided to plop a few seeds in the ground and see what came of things. We decided to try raised beds and square foot gardening. I checked out a few books from the library (My favorite was All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Barthlomew).
I was beyond delighted when I saw my first little sprouts.
And now I am already harvesting lettuce and spinach for salads! In fact, I can't keep up!
I added a few more seeds at the beginning of May and am already rewarded with some nice tall plants.
I love that we have food coming in from our own backyard. It is a very gratifying experience. I know I could probably have a better yield or stronger plants if I put in some more work, but even with minimal care I still feel successful!