I have mentioned in previous posts that I would love to have a garden. I have also mentioned that we have no place to put a garden except smack dab in the middle of our front yard. At this point I am wondering how much our neighborhood association would frown on that.
Our current "garden" consists of two little pots growing in our front yard. Chives and Basil. My kids cannot get enough of these herbs. They pick them right off the plants and eat the leaves. The other day I was making Spencer a turkey sandwich and he asked me if he could run outside and pick some chives to add to it. Uh....I guess you can eat a fresh herb if you really want to!
In the past few weeks we have taken down a couple of trees and trimmed a bunch of other ones back to try to get additional necessary sun to the backyard. It has helped a bit, but not in the way of a full six to eight hours of sun that a garden would need.
So for now I will just keep dreaming of a garden full of vegetables that my kids can hardly wait to pick and cook and scarf off of their plates. And keep waiting for the chance to make pesto, since the basil plant is picked bare.
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