My mother was one of those people who found relaxation in her vegetable garden. She was also one of those mothers who 'enforced character growth via work load'. Was your mother one of these? The ones who thought that fingernails full of dirt was a sign of your diligence and persistence?
Well, to be fair, I'm not all that diligent sometimes, and my persistence might be slightly lacking. But I hated the garden. I think in my younger years it had more to do with the work and the dirt than anything else. But then I hit puberty and I got allergies. I know - weird. My body hormones changed and I became allergic to a bunch of stuff - all sorts of grassy, weedy things (when they touch me), and raw carrots and apples.
So whenever I was forced into the garden my hands, arms, and whatever part of me touched the dirt/greenery got prickly and red, and itched like nobody's business.
Okay, right now I'm thinking of ending the post, since common sense is kicking in suddenly.
Matt and I have been thinking about doing a small garden this year. We have two little (2'x2') plots already set aside of gardening at this house. I wouldn't want to dig up anything else, there's barely any yard as it is, and it's a rental property.
So here's the question. What vegetables (not flowers please) are easy to plant, care for, and not kill? What would be easy enough that for a first-time-gardener isn't going to stress me out, but will actually be of use to me in my kitchen? Matt likes the idea of potatoes, but I have a feeling we'll need more room than we're willing to sacrifice. And FYI, my mom's leaving in 3 weeks for an 8-10 week trip, so she'll miss planting time anyways.