Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Our First Garden

Yep, you read that right! This year we are making our first garden. My family always had a garden when I was growing up. I just never really wanted to work in one since then. But, this year we are going to give it a try. I bought these seeds on special buy $25 get $25 free. The strawberries and flowers I ordered with it haven't come yet.

I have been reading up on blogs and different sites for advice on our garden. I also have great friends who have shared their knowledge to help us get started. They have 1/3 of an acre and a lot of that is their garden. They have been really wonderful answering all my strange and possibly dumb questions.

My husband borrowed a plow so he could till up the land and he made the garden bigger than I think we will need, just in case. My oldest son and I picked the weeds, roots, and rocks out of it the next day. At which point I said I don't think I want a garden anymore. That is hard work, lol! My sweet friend said at least it's exercise and you might even lose weight.

I planted some lettuce about a week and a half ago in a container that I could bring in if there was a freeze, which there was late last week. The little lettuce leaves are already starting to pop up out of the soil. Yay!

What about y'all, are you having a garden this year? If you've got any tips for me, please let me know!

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Tatersmama said...

We're at the beginning of autumn here in Australia, so right now, I'm preparing everything for next spring. I would love to able to grow some veggies, but we're under water restrictions which makes it very hard!

Don't you just love those little lettuce shoots sticking their heads out of the dirt! They look so hopeful!!

Anonymous said...

I love the lettuce shoots too! We usually have a garden. Last year we had lots of crowder peas and bell pepper. Not much luck with tomatoes or cantaloupes.

Rachelle said...


would you share where you got your seeds from?? do you get them online??

I am looking for seeds for this year again. Since I am on bed rest I have to order online. Not to sure where to go and get the best deals.

Your garden looks like it has some nice soil.

When you taste the fruits of your labor, you will be so glad you did this !!


Anonymous said...

We're just gearing up to plant, probably mid-April. Last year was a very strange year, and pretty much everything was a bust. The rabbits ate all of my beans, and pretty much everything else, so my husband is going to build me a rabbit fence this year. I'm hoping that we have better luck.

Your soil looks great! Good luck!


I wish you great success with your garden!! Each year hubby says he'll put out tomato plants...and it never happens!! lol


QuiltedSimple said...

Good luck with the garden! I love mine and every year it gets bigger and bigger. But the food tastes sooo much better.

Paula said...

Oh Nancy- you'll have a wonderful garden, I just know it! The ground there looks wonderful- even if you did have to get rocks out. (My least favorite job, too!)

Tipper said...

Yay for you and your family!! I know you'll just love eating all that good garden food. Your dirt looks so rich it should be grow vegtables well.

Jennifer said...

Looks like your garden is off to a great start! The dirt there looks like it could grow a great garden. We have a lot of clay soil, I am trying to improve it with compost.