My Garden!

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.

Rainbow Chard!!!

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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30 thoughts on “My Garden!

  1. your garden looks great! wow, bob is monstrous!

    i planted chamomile in a pot and a weed grew instead. it was pretty so i left it but i didn’t know what it was – now i know – it’s wood sorrel! thank you!=)

  2. Beautiful Samantha!!! We have harvested lots of stuff, but we’re in a warmer area of the US…garlic, spinach, carrots, kale, green beans, grape tomatoes, and a beet is ready to be picked! No cukes or zukes for us yet, but I planted them late. Good job!!!

  3. Your garden really does look amazing. I had a whole list of excuses for not planting this year, even though I had a ton of free seeds. Now, I’m wishing I’d made the effort! I’ll have to figure out how to do some fall/winter gardening.

    • I got started a lot later than usual this year and was afraid I wouldn’t even get a good harvest!! Throw some seeds in the ground this weekend and see what happens!!! 🙂

  4. Omigosh, I look looking at other bloggers’ gardens because it’s just so interesting and cool to see what everyone is planting in their gardens this year! Hmmm, I received a chocolate mint plant for my birthday this year but had to end up throwing it out because there were little white bugs making a web from one leaf to another; it was pretty disgusting and I’m scared of bugs, big or microscopic, so I just had to throw it out 😦 In the garden, I’m growing so many new veggies that are so exciting! I finally tried my hand at growing cilantro this year and it’s thriving amazingly. I’ve also grown two varieties of basil, Spicy Basil and Sweet Basil. I mistook the Spicy Basil plant for bell peppers but nope, it was basil 😉 I have a ton of tomato varieties growing as well and some that I just don’t have the space to put into the garden so I guess I’ll have to wait until next year to plant them. Swiss Chard is something that I’m looking forward to harvest as well but I’ve harvested my lettuce and they’re delicious!

    WHoops, sorry for the long comment. I guess I’m just so excited about my garden. 😀 Happy Blogging!<3

    • Wow, that is awesome!!! I don’t really want to eat bugs either…LOL I found a small worm on my blueberry yesterday and it was still alive!! It really grossed me out!!! BLAH!!

  5. Your kids are so cute nibbling on those edible weeds. I envy your garden, it really looks wonderful.I have a feeling you will get a lot of zukes from Bob. My parents had a neighbor with one just like that and it gave a lot of zucchinis 🙂 I can only plant a few herbs and some flowers in small pots in our apartment. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  6. My garden is an epic fail this year. I’ve gotten a couple of handfuls of cherry tomatoes, a nice basil plant and some serious mint, but the cucumbers, romaine, green beans and peppers all have passed on. I partially blame the heat and drought, but I think I just suck as a gardener. Oh well – I rock as an iced-tea drinker. We all have our strengths, right?

    Your garden looks fantastic!

  7. Well, we tried a garden this year. We rent, so we planted in containers after starting our seeds inside. We planted tomatoes, 3 kinds of peppers, kale, parsley, rosemary, lavender, 2 types of mint, strawberries, basil and cucumbers. All of the parsley died, the kale just stopped growing and the leaves are super rubbery. The rest of my herbs are doing well. the peppers are producing, the cucumber plant has a ton of blossoms, but no fruit. Only one of my tomatoes even produced blossoms and they just keep falling off! 😦

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