First Signs of Life

Tomatoes have sprouted!!  After only five days, it’s reassuring to know that at least something worked.  Although I’ve conceded I have to buy grow lights, because these little guys are already bending towards the window.


Gardening… the Beginning

It’s been a busy past two weeks.  Between long work hours and researching the best way to feed my new obsession, I’ve had close to no time to cook anything worth writing about.  Although, there was a very delicious homemade corned beef that I brined myself and was amazing.  However, I think the time has passed for people searching for corned beef recipes, so that will wait until next year.

In the past two weeks I’ve commandeered I small and super cheap freezer from Craigslist, poured over every website containing information about eating locally in the Greater Pittsburgh area, went to a Go Green fair, and started a garden.  So far we have started 3 different kinds of tomatoes, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, green peppers, two different kinds of salad, spinach, lavender, basil, and oregano.  We went a little overboard and picked up like 20 other things that go straight into the ground.  I’ve never done this before, and haven’t done nearly as much research as I should have, but I figure something has to grow, right?

Garden Gnomes are keeping watch…

The issue I’m finding is that every piece of helpful information (blogs, articles, etc.) all ended in 2007.  Where did these people go?  I know I’m late getting to the party, but did the hoopla already die out?  I hope not.  I hope by sharing my path from square one, it will inspire someone else to do the same.