Summer seems to have really truly arrived. Last night I enjoyed a glorious evening on my deck watching the sun slowly sink behind the mountains. I spent the day treasure hunting at yard sales and literally buying all the plants and vegetables I could carry at the Farmers Market.
We are trying to grow some things on the deck this summer. So far we have lots of lettuce, some mint, a little pepper plant, and a tiny lemon tree. I'm hoping to add some tomatoes, cilantro, and more herbs.
Gardening was never much of an interest to me for most of my life, but I think that roof top container gardening is an excellent way to get started. It seems so manageable. So far we have only had about two very modest salads from our own plants, but it was so exciting to eat something we had been tending ourselves.
My Mom kept amazing gardens as I was growing up and I'm finally able to really appreciate all of her amazing skills. She would grow things, can, make jam, dry fruit, and even make her own pickles! This year we are planning to make jam together and I'm really looking forward to it. Homemade jam with her homemade bread is absolute heaven.