Though it may sound trite, one reason I'm a little sad to be leaving Louisiana so soon is because I’ll have to leave our garden.
I’ve never gardened before in my life, but I just dove right in this spring. It gave me something to fill my time and enjoy our summer down here. I have to admit, I am pretty proud with what we were able to do. Before the garden area, was there, it was just and open space of pretty compacted dirt. I guess a large storage shed used to sit there. But we were able to turn it into this:
After a lot of trial and error, we finally got some good plants going. My favorites are my cucumber plants. I just love the giant green leaves and bright yellow flowers.
And we have baby cukes!
Here’s the rest of the crop:
Broccoli, Cilantro, Spinach (barely), Parsley
We’ve got carrots in there, too, but I didn’t get a good picture of them.
It will make my heart sad to leave this garden. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears (literally, all of the above) went into it. But I am thankful for the solace it provided while down here and for the experience we gained by working hard on it.
I just hope our landlord at least comes by and helps herself to its harvest! J