Just one short week until Sam and I leave Louisville for our home in Japan! I am very excited to get back home for a number of reasons:
1. I really need to get reacquainted with my fellow EOD wives
2. No more cold weather!
3. Sam and I get back to our “nesting” phase that was so rudely interrupted by his military training
4. I finally get to (re)start my herb garden and get started on my veggie garden!
I am most excited for #4! I have been Stumbling on my garden channel all morning looking for clever ways to grow veggies and herbs in small places, like my balcony, and also in pots. I also want to begin composting since I am aiming for an all organic and earth friendly garden. I was raised on a farm where my grandparents grew most of their fruits and veggies (all organically), so I feel like starting my own garden is only natural, and something I was meant to do. I think I will start my herb garden off with cilantro, rosemary, basil, italian parsley, dill, oregano, sage, and thyme. I will probably add chives, garlic, shallots, and mint in a few months. I think I will start my veggie garden with beefsteak tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant…I’m going to try snap-beans and carrots, but it may be too warm in Okinawa. I’M SO EXCITED!!! As you can see, I am very eager to get started on this new project. Okay, I’m going to go read more fun articles on turning my dogs poop into plant food. Have a great weekend!