Garden Variety

by Mollie

This year we planted our first garden!  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but always felt a little hesitant about because I don’t seem to have any natural talent for gardening (I’ve killed my fair share of plants).  But anyone can learn, right?  Two weeks ago we planted some seeds and seedlings, and I am happy to report that they are already growing happily!   It was very exciting to see cute little lettuce plants pop out of the ground this week in their tidy row, and the tomato plants already have some yellow flowers.  So far, so good… I can’t wait to make a salad with our home grown veggies.


We decided to start with some family favorites.  We’ve got two types of tomatoes, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, zucchini, onions, two types of lettuce, and jalapeño peppers.



This year’s garden is kind of experimental… we will see what grows well, and what sort of problems arise.  We’ve already had someone snacking on one of the tomato plants (probably a snail), and in the morning I often see the neighborhood rabbits hanging around, but at least we’ve taught Nata to stay OUT of the dirt!  That will help a lot.

6 Responses to “Garden Variety”

  1. Chelsie says:

    so adorable! little baby veggies!.. can’t wait to see how they turn out for you..

  2. Grandma Wilkie says:

    Good for you, getting a garden started! Keep an eye out for tomato worms. They look terrible, but they’re quite east to Pick off and get rid of. I think the choices you’ve planted will do well there. It’s a fun, family thing to do. We have tomatoes, lettuce and potatoes growing.

  3. Uncle Mike & Aunt Argelia says:

    Good luck with the veggies!

  4. marisa says:

    yay! i love gardens, especially raised beds-i am so jealous of yours!!! 🙂

  5. Mom says:

    I hope it all grows well for you. My black thumb has kept me from ever attempting one. Fresh veggies are the best for sure.

  6. McL Mom says:

    Beautiful garden! If you want another row of lettuces(the ones that didn’t germinate), try inserting a furrow filled with 4″ of Miracle Grow potting soil and then plant the seeds in there. It will protect the seeds from the salt of the mushroom compost until they get established.

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