Saturday, April 2, 2011

The beginning

Last fall, I went to an upick farm to get tomatoes to make sauce. It was pretty late in the season but we were able to harvest almost 30lbs of roma tomatoes. The taste of these tomatoes was nothing like the ones you get at the store – so sweet and fresh.  My friend and I spent the whole afternoon making tomato sauce. It was definitely well worth the effort!

This experience has led me to my decision to start a vegetable garden on my porch. There is a lot of information out there on urban vegetable gardening – in containers.  I plan to grow tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, peas , and basil. I am a complete novice so my plan is ambitious, but I like to aim high! The goal this year is to do whatever I can to make this project successful so that I will continue my garden in the years to come.


  1. I'm impressed! I lived in Baltimore for years. I grew wildflowers in Charles Village, but didn't trust the safety of the soil for food crops. Every single potted plant of mine got stolen. Good old Charm City!

  2. Yes, fortunately I haven't had anything stolen yet. But I had thought about this too. People lock down furniture but it seems that in this neighborhood the potted plants are OK.