I had high hopes for my garden this year…
but I ran into some troubles along the way.
Let me explain….
I decided that I was going to buy organic seeds and start my plants inside….
Then I bought some seed containers and organic soil.
and then the kids and I got busy planting…
Once the little seeds sprouted I started to take them outside during the day to soak up some sun…I was so proud of those little sprouts!!
Then one evening I just forgot to bring them in and that night the temps dropped pretty low and the next day when I remembered they were out there and checked they were limp and lifeless…..:(
Oh -I still had hopes of them surviving…so I babied them and tried to nurse them back to life….but in the end I had no such luck…..my little plants could not be revived.
I had some seeds left from each pack and I decided I would plant directly in the ground even though by this time it was June!
I had also found some organic veggie plants at a local store and planted those.
We watered, watched and waited patiently……
and now look at what we have!!!
Our tomato plants!!!
I have my eye on this one…..
We have a variety of peppers growing!!
This spicy pepper will end up in my homemade salsa!!!
I planted lots of kale for my families kale salad addiction…but it looks like we aren’t the only ones that like kale….not sure what is sneaking bites of my kale.
I have a whole row of pretty romaine leaves!!!
I have 1 corn stalk that grew….I don’t know what happened to the other 5 that I planted!!!
My cucumber plant is thriving and we even have some cukes already!!
This one will probably end up in my salad!!!
Let me take this opportunity to introduce you to my zucchini plant….his name is BOB….
he is trying to take over our garden…
he is almost as big as my children!!
I am certain that Bob will provide us with many zucchini’s this summer!!
We also have a Mulberry tree in our backyard…
I have a love/hate relationship with it though….the berries are great but my yard is filled with fallen ripe berries….which makes for a HUGE mess!
We also get plenty of weeds in our yard…but did you know that many of them are edible??
My kids favorite of all time is called Wood Sorrel…it looks like this!
This weed tastes like lemonade…my kids pick it all the time!!
Hey, save some for me!!!
What are you growing in your garden this year?
Have you harvested any crops yet?
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