Nena and I still rent…a cute little beach bungalow of a house about a mile from the Long Island Sound. As such, we have fought the desire to beautify the outside too much…usually sticking with some flowers in the front and cleaning up all the leaves in the spring.

But this year, we’re trying our hands at a small garden. Our soil is less than ideal (it’s basically sand with some rocky fill dumped on top of it), so we’re keeping it small and not going overboard. But, I planted it Sunday morning with:

  • 8 tomato plants
  • 4 bell pepper plants
  • 4 summer squash plants
  • 4 cuccumber plants
  • A small bet of mixed greens
  • Herbs including basil, lemon basil, rosemary, flat-leaf parsley, cilantro and chives

We’ll see how it goes…but it will be fun regardless.