Spending the first nearly-seven years of my life on a farm taught me many important lessons, but it didn’t make me an expert gardener. So far the plants that do grow (tomatoes a couple years ago, and one beautiful ripe blueberry this year) get eaten by the wildlife that spend so much time in our yard. We decided to try some strawberries in planter boxes by the house, along with some tomatoes that miraculously survived being planted from seeds purchased from the dollar bins at Target. The kids really enjoyed helping, although they did kill a couple strawberry plants in the process.
The remaining plants are doing well – so far, so good!