Saturday, September 1, 2012

Saturday Successes: Black Thumb Turned Green!

This year is the second in a row I've attempted gardening. I'm not so sure I have a green thumb. Last year I managed to grow some summer squash, zucchini, sad-looking green beans and a few tomatoes. Unfortunately my soil was hard as rock and lacking all the good stuff that veggies need to grow. Also unfortunate is the fact my pockets were lacking the cash flow to put the good stuff in the soil that veggies need to grow.

This year, I made a bit more of a better attempt to turn my black thumb into a green one. I invested in a few packages of manure towards mid-spring and tilled this into my garden soil. I also remembered the water on a more frequent basis and despite the horrid heat waves in our area this summer, it seems to have helped.

Here's to my Saturday Success, my first zucchini bounty from my garden.

So I've already harvesteda few tomatoes, some green bell peppers and a couple of hot peppers. I did try to grow radishes and lettuce in containers, but my mom said I let the radishes grow too long and they were "woody" tasting. The lettuce was just gross - way too bitter - but it may have been the type of lettuce I planted. I bought the cheap seeds that just say "lettuce."

In fact, my cheapness is part of my problem. And my inexperience with gardening. My goal is to formally plan out on paper my garden for next year along with a timeline of things that need to be done and when.

But in the meantime, I'm going to bask in the glory of the veggies that are growing in my current garden.

I can't wait to make these yummy zucchini muffins!

Happy Couponing!
-Coupon Mama Massachusetts

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