I can't believe I did this, but when I wrote my garden post, I forgot to mention the thing I'm most excited about: fresh mint, both spearmint and peppermint. I'll blame my forgetfulness on the fact that I was writing the post at midnight after two hard days of fishing, reading my book, gardening and hanging out with Ian's dad, who you'll remember from my men's footwear post last week.
Since buying the plants, which I have now transplanted into their own little pot (for fear that they would otherwise take over our entire patio garden), I have already had four fresh strawberry mojitos. By the end of this summer and by the time my plants die, I intend to have 100s more. I can't wait to be on the patio with my shades, my shorts, a tank top, a book and a mug full of the most refreshing beverage of all time.
*I would have beautiful photos of my delicious mojitos if I hadn't chugged them as if they were bottles of water that I found after a trek through the dessert. Next time, I promise I'll do my best to resist the urge to demolish my drink, so you can all see how glorious it is/was in my new 25 cent mason jar mugs.
Until then, here's a photo that shows the size of our garden plot. It ends a few inches past the seed tape. If all goes well, the tape will become carrots in the not so distant future!! And where Ian is standing will be full of peas and beans. I hope. I hope. I hope.
I can't wait to eat everything!!