I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm not really a gardener. Once I'm out in the garden, I quite enjoy pottering around, but the weather has to be just so before I'll venture out.
So I don't tend to devote a great deal of time to gardening. But I do like to read gardening posts on other people's blogs. I find them very inspiring and some of the pictures are so beautiful.
I have a great deal of admiration for anyone who grows their own veg, that seems like a lot of devotion and hard work to me. But last month I was reading a post on Lorraine's blog, Mama's Mercantile, and saw she was growing lettuce in pots by her door for easy picking. I like this idea (thank you Lorraine). I thought even I could do this. It doesn't require undue effort and it would be a good place to start.
So I bought a cheap packet of mixed salad seeds - no idea what's in it - and sprinkled them in the pot. And much to my amazement, I have some salad leaves ready for picking.
This may not seem much, but to me it's wonderful. A beginning. Next summer I may expand into lettuce, who knows, I may eventually have a proper vegetable patch! But for now, one step at a time, I'm enjoying being able to pick some edibles fresh from the garden.