Our garden seedlings have been making lots of progress…except for the carrots (top left container). But, the seed packet does say that carrots do take longer to germinate, so I just need some patience I guess! The kids and I planted these on May 1st and noticed the first little leaves poking through the soil on May 8th (only 1 week!). This is so exciting!!
As luck would have it, my dining room window faces south – so now that’s our officially “baby plant zone”. The big kids squeal with delight every morning as they check up on our new little lives’ that we are nurturing.
Wheat Grass (front), Lettuce (behind) & Tomatoes (left) -
Sweet Corn (near) & Green Beans reaching for the sun (far) -
Zucchini and Summer Squash -
Now that Mother’s Day has come and gone, our chance for frost is pretty minimal…so this week I need to get busy actually building the garden for these little guys!
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What about you…do you start your seedlings indoors, or outdoors? Or, do you just go and buy the plants that the garden center has started already? Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated…afterall, this is my first vegetable garden!
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Our Spring has felt more like Summer this year.
Except, in my neck of the woods (near Boulder, CO) even with days creeping up to 80 degrees, there is still that slight possibility of frost reaching it’s icy tentacles around the budding trees and plants every night. But, I’m throwing caution to the wind this year…I have a serious case of Spring Fever!
The kids and I ventured out to the garden center yesterday afternoon. Surrounding myself with the rows of plants and trees always fills me with a peaceful buzz of possibility.
There is just so much life.
So much positive energy.
My inner voice has been nagging me a lot over the past few weeks.
“You need to plant a garden this summer“, it urges me.
And these days, I’m learning that my inner voice is pretty much a genius.
This garden is important.
The “why” isn’t very clear to me right now. It’s not like I need something else to take care of (3 kids, a husband, dog, house – that should be enough for anyone!).
But – I will listen to and trust this quiet, still voice inside of me.
All I need to remember is that this garden is important, the “why” will come soon enough.
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