In light of my gardening desires combined with my mole-problems, I decided to plant mostly in containers. I have lots of pots from when I gardened while we lived in a condo a few years ago, so yesterday I went out to get soil and plants!
The center picture up there is of our inadvertent pumpkin patch - we were lazy and just set our old halloween pumpkin out the back door intending to take it to the trash ... and then it rained. The rain was so hard that it actually beat down the pumpkin and it was laying flat when we came out the next day. It decomposed quickly in the same place, and a few weeks later we noticed a couple of sprouts - it had started growing! We've nurtured it ever since, lol. I'm going to put it in a pot as well though since we don't really want a pumpkin vine right out our back door. It's looking healthy though :) And while I was in the garden, I finally helped out our old orange tree. The poor thing has been covered in moss since we moved in - so much so that it only produced one single orange. I got pretty scraped up from climbing into the tree, but it is now moss free and fertilized :) I hope we can give it a bit more TLC this year and get some oranges out of it.
So, now you will all have to survive garden related posts again, lol. I'm very excited to get to have a garden again and I am seriously counting the days until my first good tomato!