POST 1 – How I’m Preparing For My Spring Garden
So Spring is finally here and I have been pinched by the gardening thumb. I have done so much research over the last couple of weeks on the topics of what to plant, when to plant, and how to plant. Since I don’t really know too much about STARTING a garden, I was disappointed to realize that if I wanted to start from seeds, I was a bit too late. Most people start planting their seeds around mid Feb to mid March. But, that does not stop the fire burning inside me. So, I will be going to the closest garden center and buying some seedlings that are ready to go out in my garden. Boy am I excited! I’m not planning to do anything too permanent since (fingers crossed) we will be getting geared up to move before the end of the year. But that doesn’t mean I don’t plan on getting my hands dirty.
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I’ve actually already started with a yam sitting in water waiting for some roots & slips, some pepper seeds hopefully getting ready to plant, a few onions (from kitchen scraps) growing roots in water, and I’m experimenting with growing a romaine lettuce from the root end of one I bought recently. I’m not sure how all this is going to turn out, but I sure am excited to give it a try!
~ I have always had a soft spot in my heart for gardening ~
My grandpa and dad were both really into gardening. I remember growing up and helping my Papa harvest his garden. It was always a fun time. He would grow cucumbers, tomatoes, okra, green beans, and often times, watermelon. So yummy. Sometimes, we would sit and eat cucumbers right there in the garden as we were harvesting the other goodies. My dad also would grow things, I specifically remember him experimenting with different types of tomatoes and peppers. Who knows, maybe in our future home I will be able to have an earth garden like my Daddy and Papa. That’s something to look forward to. For now though, I will be happy with the numerous pots that will soon bring us a wonderful harvest! 🙂
Now, to set up my garden.
1 – Find what I already have.
2 – Plan out which plant is going to go in which pot. ( Say that 5 times fast! )
3 – Jot down what I need to purchase.
4 – Go get some prices.
5 – Buy.
6 – Prepare the soil for planting.
7 – PLANT.
8 – Water, Water, Water!
9 – EAT!
That’s the plan and I sure do hope it all works out for us this season. I’ve never tried to grow my own food so I am excited to experiment with this over the summer. If you have any tips or tricks, please let me know in the comments!
I would love to know if you planning on gardening this spring/summer? If so, what are you most excited about? I don’t know if I’m more excited about bell peppers or sweet potatoes! I think I’m just excited to see if I can grow anything at all! LOL 🙂
Lots of Love to you all,
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Here are two of my favorite channels that I’ve been watching on YouTube over the last few weeks! They both offer so much inspiration! I hope you all go and check ’em out!