Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Gardening Goals of 2013

I enjoy setting goals for myself; spiritual, financial, physical, etc.  I believe it is important I continue that practice in order to 'grow' my gardening skills, excuse the pun please.  Last year one of my goals was to make "Garden Salsa" without purchasing any ingredients, save the spices.  I grew the tomatoes, onions, jalepenos and cilantro.  The cilantro was by far the most difficult for me, though I have had multiple people tell me how easy it is for them, huh.  I guess we all have our Achilles heel.
So without further 2013 Gardening Goals:
  1. Make a salad with only organic, grow from seed veggies. 
  2. Can a whole years supply of salsa, pasta sauce and chili tomatoes. 
  3. Track and weigh my harvest so I can better estimate how much to preserve. (Freezing lightly breaded okra included!)
  4. Grow and figure out how to cook an eggplant.  I read they like hot, dry weather so I guess that means they will LOVE Arkansas!
I am pleased to announce that as of tonight I have achieved Goal #1!



Healthy, totally organic, totally grown from seed by my own hand.