garden goodness

We’ve always been amateur gardeners. Christopher built us a raised bed as soon as we moved into this house, and we’ve grown a few different tomato plants and herbs over the summers. This year, we decided to expand a bit. He built another bed, and we’re going to divide up the harvests a bit in order to get produce for a longer season. We’ve planted several more goodies this year, too. We started off with several organic plant seedlings, just to see if we get them to grow. So far, all but one sad tomato plant seem to be thriving! As the weather warms, we’ll add more mature plants in, too. The window sill in Chris’ office has given way to all sorts of sprouts – everything from cucumber to lavender to onions. Our green bean plants are already outside and producing huge leaves. I’m still learning, but we’re having fun. My goal is to grow lettuce and kale into the winter, since we eat so much of it! Any tips?

4 thoughts on “garden goodness”

  1. No tips, but I hope your other readers have lots to share. I’ll be watching. We just started our seeds this past weekend. We’re growing about 30 different varieties of fruits, veggies and herbs, but we’re not very experienced, so I’m not confident in the results we’ll see.

    Good luck to you!

  2. You’re smart to start your seeds now, especially since the spring has come so early. It’ll make transferring them when they’re big enough super easy. I also have a raised bed and always mix my soil with a few bags of compost from the store. We also compost at home, but the food scraps take so long to become usable (we’re lazy composters) that the store-bought stuff is our fall back almost every year. It makes a huge difference for us. I didn’t use compost in my soil for the first few years and then when I started, my veggie plants have really thrived. We’re organic too, so compost is the perfect way to get the plants their needed nutrition without the gross bags of Miracle-Gro, etc. Have fun!

  3. Every little hard to see seed that sprouts and grows into something beautiful and fruitful is another display of the miracle of God’s love for us. No better way to spend a buck in February, an hour a week to water and weed and then glean vine ripened tomatoes in August. Right on!

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