Spring 2013- I'd always wanted a vegetable garden filled with tomatoes, peppers , herbs and perhaps some neighboring berries. My husband and I had a really great square section of land that is right outside of our kitchen door and I was eyeing it up for some time! The space was filled with Pachysandra planted by the previous owners, and really had no purpose. So we decided to reclaim that area and my husband said "We'll call it, Jenny's Garden", and so in the early Spring of 2013 we got to pulling and tossing, and after hours of work over two weekends Jenny's Garden was born! My husband tilled and amended all of the soil. He added Peat Moss, Black Gold and Garden Soil bought from Home Depot. We covered the area with landscape fabric to be sure we would rid ourselves of the Pachysandra and cut holes where we planned to plant, and we mulched the whole area. The first year I started from seeds indoor and I was moderately successful. I had long beans from India that did well, they grew and grew and grew, they were actually a bit out of control. Our tomatoes were a delicious success, and the rosemary did really well, too! However, my cucumbers which were the first seedlings to break through the soil and cause great excitement for me... had no hope once in the garden. They grew a bit, but never produced. We also bought a raised planting box for the herbs, but we didn't realize there were no drainage holes so all of our herbs (aside from the rosemary, separate container) didn't do so well. It's amazing how much there is to learn, and it's equally amazing how a little garden of veggies can connect you with other people, memories from childhood and mother nature.