It’s almost that time of year where I plan the garden, and while I normally buy seedlings, this year I thought it would be fun to try starting a garden from seed. It’s not something I’ve been really successful at before, so I thought I’d give it another try. I had little helpers this time and they thought it was so cool. Søren only spilled the seeds everywhere once, so I’d say it was a success. We’re playing the waiting game now, I hope at least some of the plants make it. If they all manage to grow, I’ll give some away to the community. Gotta love craigslist!
This year I’m planting: carrots, cucumber, sugar peas, radishes, peppers, zucchini, tomato, strawberries (sadly only one of my plants made it from last year), sunflowers, and chives. The sunflowers and chives will be in their own pots away from the regular garden beds. I sowed the seeds (except the radishes and carrots) into egg containers and seed cartons (I didn’t have enough egg crates) and covered them with some leftover plastic from an Ikea purchase. I really hope they make it because the boys will be excited to see the garden grow. One of my favorite parts about growing our own garden is letting the boys snack from it, just like I did as a kid.
Do you grow a garden or any other plants?
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I love the idea of planting a garden. Funny story for you. A couple of years ago, my boyfriend and I thought it would be really nice to plant some things in the backyard. Well, we tried to dig a bit to get the seeds nice homes but the ground was so hard (it’s hot in the summers obviously) we decided to heck with it we’re just throwing the seeds in the backyard so we threw them all over. Guess what? NOTHING grew. Shocking I know but it was hilarious when we thought we saw some plants growing. Noooope 😉 xx adaatude.com
that is so cool! I am dying for an herb garden – that is what I’d love to grow the most.
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Do you think I could keep it alive? haha. I recently bought a rosemary herb plant thingie…. and I think it’s already dying! I only got it 4 weeks ago. I was told I over-water things, so I stopped watering my rosemary plant. And… well, you know how that goes.
Maybe! If you buy something that’s already established it would be easier I think. Seedlings have always been hard for me, especially when my thumb was not as green (aka black, lol).
I remember snacking from my parents garden too! They were master gardeners and it’s too bad that having a green thumb isn’t a genetic trait you can pass along because I kind of suck at it. I remember my mom’s green beans would grow to a almost foot long each, all you needed was one 🙂 My youngest really wants a garden so maybe we will try something small and not too overwhelming this year.