Planting a Vegetable Garden

The Garden is Growing!

The seeds and plants are in the ground and I’ve actually harvested lettuce and baby spinach so far. I suppose for those who grow a vegetable garden regularly that’s not such a big deal but for me, well, I was jumping with joy!

With the warm and sometimes hot and sticky weather upon us it was necessary to pull the weedy looking roots of the lettuces and spinach and decide what to plant next. In this decision I chose to give my 5-year-old neighbor several squares in my square foot gardening beds. He was quite happy since he had tomato plants he had grown from seed indoors that were ready for transplanting. He helped dig out old lettuce roots, turned the dirt and planted his tomatoes. He also chose a few different seeds that I had and is looking forward to watching them develop into green beans, cucumbers and corn!

I have planted squashes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, green beans and peas and herbs. I have roughly 12 square feet to plant something else too since pulling the baby spinach roots.

This year is definitely a trial and error year for my gardening skills but it’s a fun adventure to be involved in! I’ll keep you posted on my achievements and failures with my endeavor. I invite you to share your gardening experiences too!

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