I discovered I was able to grow virtual crops in a game called Farmtown in Facebook.  But I also decided I would rather eat real food than virtual food. So I moved my farming operation from my computer to the back yard.

The ground outside of my back porch can be a little wet at times as it’s low. To make sure I got good drainage I put in two raised beds for a few vegetables and herbs.

So far I’ve planted about a fourth of it.  I planted a few rows of Spinach and Green Beans. I’ve started some peppers, parsley, and basil I’ll transplant into the beds at a later date. I will not get a huge crop of anything, but what I get will be a lot better for cooking and eating than the virtual stuff I was growing on Facebook.