The beginning of a Garden ~ Romancing Italy

May 20, 2009

The beginning of a Garden

Now that it is supposed to be getting sunnier, we planted up a small area at the side of the house. It is perfect for a vegetable garden, out of the wind and gets sun almost all day long.

They've grown up quite a bit and I would have liked to take a photo of them now instead of using this one from some time ago, but the area has been overrun with tools and materials to pave out a space where we keep our wood. In other words, its a mess out there.

We've planted tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, parsley, lettuce and a type of spinach. The strawberries were there from last year and they are already forming into a nice little crop.

Gardening has always been a passion of mine. Another challenge I am running into is getting acquainted with plants that survive this extreme weather.


  1. Well, I've been wanting to start a garden of my own there's just no space for it at home.. maybe soon.. Good luck with your gardening :)

  2. I used to have a veggie garden, then focused to flowers and plants. My Dad lOVES to garden and always has enough fresh veggies for me it's a win win situation for me. Flowers or veggies...both give such a wonderful since of satisfaction. To plant and see something grow is spirtual.

    Loved the quote you posted regarding the weather in San Fransisco. Quite appropiate.


  3. Bravo Bev,
    No need to say anything else on your growing passion.

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  5. @Bhing: Thanks for the well wishes. I especially need a good dose of that working with a new climate. How about a sunny window with pots of plants?

    @Sandy: I agree that gardening, whether flowers or vegetables gives amazing satisfaction. Well, particularly if they don't die!! :-) But as I've learnt, it's the process that matters, not necessarily the end result.

    @Martin: sorry to hear about your crops. As Sandy said, there is something spiritual about planting. I think the nurturing attention makes gardeners more patient people. And there is something amazing about seeing something grow, fruit, seed and then grow again. The cycle of life.


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