Garden Update

Hi All!

I wanted to give you guys an update of my starter seedling.  If you recall, I planted basil and lavender seed in this starter kit I purchased from Walmart.  I’m starting to see a little sprout…..so excited.  My son enjoy watching it grow and he even track his grow progress on the door panel of our family room.  Well here it is….

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I’m on my way…..LOL.  Well, at this rate I may have something by August.

Since I’m so impatient, I decided to also buy vegetable plants.  I purchased some herbs for my garden, but since the weather is a little unpredictable now, I have them in my kitchen window.  Hopefully, we will get some consistent weather soon. 

I decided to get some of the herbs I use often which are; basil, parsley, thyme and tarragon.

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I use Miracle Gro and terracotta pots

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I’ve already use them in pasta, on pizza and on baked chicken.  I love having them and I will definitely purchase more.  Can’t wait until the weather gets warm.

Have you planted your herb garden yet?

 

 

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Starting a Garden

Hi All,

This year I said I will try to start a little herb and flower garden by Jiffy.  I was walking around Wal Mart and came across this indoor seeding starter kit.  I thought I would try it out and see what happen, and it was only $5.00 for this kit and $1 for the seeds.

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The directions are easy to follow.  Gradually add warm water per pellet, so it can expand.  Add more water as needed.  When pellets are fully expanded, pour off any excess water.

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Gently pull back netting on top of pellets.  Fluff and level surface. Sow 2 – 3 seeds per pellet. I decided to only plant the basil and lavender.  Some side say I should plant the peppers directly in the ground.

Place dome on tray and keep in a warm location away from direct sunlight.

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Place dome on tray and keep it in a warm location directly away from sunlight.   When first seeds sprout, prop dome open.  When all seeds have sprouted, remove dome and place in a sunny location.  After first leaves appear, but back all except strongest seedling in each pellet.  It seems easy right?  Well, we’ll see what happens in a month.

Possible Garden this Summer

The weather has got me so excited about being outside.  it’s over 60 degrees all week!!!!

This summer, I plan to have a herb, vegetable and flower garden.  I’ve always wanted to see if I can maintain my own garden just as my grandmother when I was growing up.  Her garden was beautiful and it was inviting.  The colors of the flower and fruit pulled you in.  Well, after I got passed the tree that made me sneeze every time I passed it, it was all good.  She had a fig tree, a Japanese plum-tree (we would sit in it and eat the plums) and an orange tree (it died later).  She also grew bay leaves, peppers and at one time corn.  In addition to these, she also had beautiful flowers and plants.  She would spend her time daily maintaining her garden and you better not make a mistake and step in it.   She called it her relaxing and exercise time. Sometimes spending the entire day picking weeds. 

I’ve noticed how a beautiful flower would make me smile, so I want to try to create that peace for me and possibly pass on good memories of Mom’s beautiful garden to my children.

As you know, I do not have a green thumb, but I believe it’s because I haven’t spent the time to take care of my plants….well that’s what I tell  myself.  This time, I’m turning over a new leaf. I’ve been researching small gardens and  I will schedule time weekly to maintain my space.  I am proud to announce my orchid is still alive…lol, but I will start small.  I plan to build a small raised garden like this

 

Raised Garden Beds: How to Build  Raised garden beds are fairly easy to construct and even easier to maintain. Here is advice on how to build raised garden beds for your backyard.

 My plan is to plant tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce and possibly onions.  I hope I’m not being too ambitious.

Do any of you have a garden?