Thursday, April 28, 2016

Our Garden {Spring Fun}

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?)
Our Garden, Spring Fun List
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):
our garden a 30 day comparison
And this little beauty greeted me last Saturday! Our very first tomato baby.
our garden, green tomato
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!
Spring Fun List check in #3

Linking up with Annie and Natalie and Vanessa.

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  1. Way to go! Your garden looks amazing. I love that Kinsey wanted one so you made it happen. Such a great mommy.

  2. Love it! We started our seeds inside and love watching them sprout! Have to wait a little longer before we transfer them outside. Next year I may buy the kind that are already started ;)

  3. I have 2 black thumbs. I kill all the plants. You have to like water them and pull weeds all the time? Whats with that? I'd love to grow pumpkins though =)

  4. You and your nice weather gets a head start! Love what you planted!

  5. I'm super impressed! I wish I had the patience and persistence to grow a garden, but I'd kill it every time. I can't even grow tomatoes because I get so lazy with watering! But, nothing beats home-grown food!

  6. How fun and home grown gardens are just THE BEST! Especially tomatoes, yum!

  7. It looks great! I always want to have a garden, but I do not have a green thumb!

    1. I'm not sure I do either? This is our practice garden ;)

  8. Oh you have me itching to get mine planted! We've still been having bits of snow, so I keep holding off.

  9. This is awesome!! WIsh you could come to my house and help me out too!

  10. We don't currently have space for a garden but I can promise you, when we do in our new home (in the far far away future), I'm going to be planting everything I can get my hands on.

  11. I love it!! We still haven't gotten our zucchini or tomato plants so I'm super jealous you already have green tomatoes!! I can't wait to see what else pops up! And thanks for sharing my post! ;)

  12. I'm totally jealous of anyone who can grow anything. I don't have a green thumb at all. So, I'm totally blown away by your garden! And, wish I lived closer, because I'm betting you'll have a surplus of zucchinis!

  13. How exciting!!! You guys are doing great! My brother in law is obsessed with gardening and is using planter boxes at my nieces' school. But recently my older niece wanted one at their house too and so they built a little planter box and are growing things. I definitely don't have interest myself but I love seeing what they grow and even getting to eat some of the stuff! You guys are going to have the best time growing stuff!

  14. Mary Mary quite contrary....

    Everything looks fantastic. This just makes me that much more eager to get mine in the ground!!!!

    P.S. How in the world are you growing your dang Facebook page so fast?! It took me FOREVER to get to 500 and you had a HUGE jump since I was last here. Dish the dirt woman.

  15. Whoa...look at you guys go! Great job and so impressive. I do not have a green thumb AT ALL!


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