I have never really grown anything aside from those grade school chia seed sprouts and an avocado pit that grew a root and then promptly died. I don't have the faintest idea of what I'm doing, but when Kinsey says we need a garden, I become a gardener (anyone else?)
I am however the granddaughter of a wonderful home gardener, so I have the tools at my disposal. This planter box was already built I just located the sunniest spot in our backyard (which is conveniently under the neighbors oak tree, forethought on that one was nil.) and asked Kinsey what she wanted to grow- strawberries, watermelon, tomatoes and peas. And filled in the rest with what I wanted- lettuce, zucchini and radishes. There is still produce I want to plant- Brussels sprouts, pumpkins (come summer), sunflowers, carrots and potatoes, but for now this is what we have:
one cherry tomato plant
one beefsteak tomato plant
6 pea plants on a teepee
one strawberry plant
a handful of radishes
3 zucchini plants
a scattering of lettuce seeds that are proving to be temperamental
3 watermelon seeds that never sprouted?
After only 30 days we have gone from this (first two columns on the left) to this (first two columns on the right):
And this little beauty greeted me last Saturday! Our very first tomato baby.
I would love any tips/tricks on gardening and what types of plants you have success with, please and thank you! And if you're looking for tips on how to start your own garden, Liz has got you covered! I only wish I had read this sooner, guess there's always next year!
Checking off another Spring Fun List item!