The Idiot’s Garden

Sarah and I have officially started our very first garden – ever. And we have absolutely no idea what we’re doing. I figure we can learn by trial and error and lots of phone calls to Grandma (who has a fabulous garden).

I had already cleared an area in the backyard and we have been composting our food scraps for the past several months. So I went to Home Depot the other day (for something else) and saw the garden vegetable seeds for sale. I went ahead and bought some packets that were OK to plant in our region in March (the options were limited). I got some spinach, some romaine lettuce, red peppers, red onions, and banana peppers (I like getting those on my subs at Subway). Sarah was a little scared of the thought of a garden full of banana peppers.

I sowed the seeds (again, no idea what I was doing), covered them up with a little composted soil, and I watered them this morning. I guess I’ll just keep at it and see what happens. How exciting!

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Dr. Jesse Joyner travels nationwide as a speaker and entertainer. His primary role is that of a performing juggler spreading joy and the love of learning to family and kids events. H earned his PhD in Educational Studies at Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). He enjoys playing the piano, bird watching, and old houses. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife, Sarah, and their three kids - the perfect number for juggling children.

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  1. Good luck Jesse. I love the idea of having a garden, but have always succeeded in killing any plants we have. I'm sure though you guys will succeed!

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