Starting a Garden

I’ve decided this will be the year that I start my very own garden(s). Both my mother and grandmother love gardening and seem to have a real knack for it, so I’m hoping some of that has rubbed off on me. I’ve dabbled in windowsill herb gardens in the past, but this year we’re planning to build a raised bed vegetable garden, and tomorrow I’ll be transplanting some daffodils and iris plants (graciously given to me by my mother from her and my grandmother’s garden) into the flower beds outside our front door. It’s nice to have inherited a few landscape features with the house we are renting now. Although, the beds in the front yard were/are full of weeds. We spent a big chunk of yesterday and today raking the yard and digging up said weeds. We still have a long way to go (I’m coming for you, dandelions) but right now I’m collapsed on the couch, barely moving except to write this post. Phew.

Yesterday I started a whole bunch of seeds. I’m planning tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, cauliflower, beets and a few other veggies. I’ll also have an herb garden. I’d like to do some fruits, too but I may be getting ahead of myself. The herbs and several of the veggies had to be started from seed. They are all now (hopefully) germinating on my sunny enclosed porch.

I started some cilantro, parsley, dill, basil, marjoram and chives and made them each a little greenhouse canopy with some saran wrap.

Hopefully I’ll see some sprouts soon. Fingers crossed!

4 thoughts on “Starting a Garden”

  1. Good luck with the veggie starts! I must be in a warmer zone than you…I’m looking at the forecast and it looks like Tuesday will be a good day to set my transplants into the garden. (4/15 is our average last frost date, and it doesn’t look like any more cold weather is expected for the forseeable future.) Hope you enjoyed the Hunger Games! Our youngest (daughter) and I went to see it back in March. She had read the books, I had not; we both enjoyed it immensely.

    1. Thanks! I do feel like I’m a little late to the game as far as planting my seeds goes, but hopefully it will work out. I live in New England so I think I’ll be ok! I enjoyed the Hunger Games, too! Although I have to say I liked the book better.

  2. i used to have to do thousands of seedlings back in my farm days, i wouldn’t say you are very far behind, i think it was around this time of year. good luck with it! i’d love to have a garden whenever we get around to getting a house without a concrete yard…

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