Do you remember my empty garden beds??
And my little baby sprouts?
I am such a proud mama right now!! We just ate our first salad with lettuce and spinach from our very own garden! Yes, it’s true!! Can you believe it??
I am so excited that our garden efforts actually are starting to look like we will have veggies! Wahoo!!
Look at this! drumroll pleeeeease…..
Brussel Sprouts are sprouting!
Lettuce and Kale and zucchini!
It totally makes me want to be a farmer! I am currently batting my eyelashes and very sweetly trying to convince my hubby that we need to have farm fresh eggs… yes, I want to be a chicken lady
It’s not going over too well… but a girl can dream right?
How are your gardens growing?
It has been about two weeks (maybe three??) since the big seed planting in our (hopefully) soon-to-be garden.
I want to report that we have sprouts!!! Not the technical term, I am sure, but you get the idea.
My “crew” finally finished the second of the covers to keep the “destroyer” out.
Look at this beauty!!
I am a proud plant mama
We started some Celery seed inside (Brayden just HAD to plant celery) and we are sprouting inside too!!
If I go outside everyday and talk nice to the sprouts, do you think I can get them to grow into some veggies? (maybe a little water too?)
It’s time to get the garden going!
I say that as if I have a clue how to garden…
I really aspire to be one of those amazing people who have a beautiful bounty of fresh veggies all summer long that taste amazing right out of the garden. This year I hit the books. I read and researched and we will see how it all grows…
I read Square Food Gardening by Mel Bartholomew (at the urging of one of my friends, thanks Kim- I know I have to give it back to you!) and used the invaluable resource, Sunset Western Garden Book (there is a much more recent version than the one I have!).
I commissioned my favorite “honey do’ers” to build a couple covers for the garden beds to protect them from “Duke the garden destroyer”…
Then I laid out my garden plans based on my books…
You know what they say about the ”best laid plans”…
Here is what the garden looks like now…
We will see if I can transform it into a wonderful harvest! Stay tuned!
I am really hoping that I can grow our veggies for the summer. This is one of my strategies to save some money on produce and help support our lifestyle of eating organic, and “everything free”.
Have you been a successful green thumb in the garden? I would love tips!!