I was so excited to be able to pick our first cucumber this week!
In case you're wondering what all the excitement is about, let me just start out by saying that I have a black thumb. Yes, it's true. If you visit my home you will notice a sad lack of plant life. I have managed to kill every plant I have had over the years including two gifts from my husband and one from my mother-in-law.
I think it may be a genetic trait--when I was growing up my family had a cactus and the Christmas Cactus that blossomed only once during my childhood.
Or maybe I just don't have the knack for it.
Considering our lack of success with container gardening and the amount we spent on plants and soil, I'm pretty sure we haven't saved very much money over the years, but it has actually become a fun and educational family project that we can do together every summer. Our boys love to help us water the plants and they are anxiously waiting for the tomatoes to turn red so we can pick them.
And maybe, just maybe they won't take after their mom. Which in that case I would consider money well spent.