Isabel came by this morning to help me plant my little broccoli and lettuce seedlings. We prepared the garden beds with rich compost and lime to give them a fighting chance. Many of the vegetables grown here are not native to the mountains, or Costa Rica for that matter, so it's a bit of a gamble as to whether they grow and produce anything worth eating. Some plants do better than others, and apparently some years yield better crops than other years. I'm just getting my hands dirty and trying to learn as much as Isabel is willing to teach me. We also planted some Cosmos and Calendula flowers in the flower beds. I don't think the radishes have taken, at least I can't see anything growing. The carrots, however, are abundant and will need to be thinned out properly in a week or so. I even found some arugula leaves growing next to the carrots... I didn't plant arugula, so that's a nice surprise.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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