Last year, my gardening buddy Julie and I met every Tuesday evening to work our vegetable plot and share a bottle of wine. The discipline paid off and we enjoyed one of our best gardening seasons to date as evidenced by our full freezers and pantry shelves.
We kicked off the 2017 season this week and despite a tiller that wouldn’t start (sadly, due to lack of winterization maintenance), we made great strides. This year, we’re experimenting with horseradish and garlic and we’re growing snap peas for the first time in years. All are in the ground and have been blessed with a steady rain. Not only that, our “vine yard” (the barn paddock that contains all our pumpkins, squash, and cucumbers) is fully mulched and ready for planting.
With our garden plot prepped and a few seeds in the ground, we toasted our inaugural Tuesday in the Garden with a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc — citrusy whites pair well with gardening.
Cheers to 2017 Tuesdays in the Garden!