I’ve always wanted a garden. I don’t know why. I think I like the idea of growing something from scratch and making it into something you eat. It seems so…simple…so Nebraska. I *finally* have my garden. I’ve always believed that it takes a village to raise a Marianne. A few weeks back my roommate/therapist/bestie/caretaker Jessica sent a text stating I needed to come home as we had a garden to plant.

Say what?!? I excitedly returned home to plant my very first garden. The excitement waned a bit when I realized that we had to till the dirt…and the dirt had worms.

Here are some other lessons I learned about gardening.

  1. When dirt has worms it means you have good dirt (who knew).
  2. Crack an egg and put it in the hole where you are going to plant tomatoes. I have absolutely no idea what this does, but Jessica read it on Pinterest so it must do something.
  3. Rabbits eat cucumber plants.
  4. Gardens take lots of watering. Like you have to water every day. They are kind of like pets in that sense.