I have never had a garden. However, I have been wanting to start a garden for quite some time. I love fresh veggies in the summer and fresh herbs all year long. We really never had the space for one before.Or my dear hubby never wanted to till one up for me. Last year I tried our an above ground patio garden and did okay. Other than my jalepenos coming out red due to the cross pollination in the small box. But once I made salsa I was hooked and knew I needed a bigger better garden. Nothing beats homemade salsa!
So, enter in my husbands job that takes him out of state to the same location all the time and will for a few years to come. And enter into us making a real estate investment to give him a home away from home. Enter in my garden space! Actually 2 garden spaces! Since the kids and I plan to spend a lot of time with him there this summer, we hope to grow some of our own veggies. And succeed.
So, being the frugal gal that I am (here is where my husband would be choking in shock if he actually read my blog) Anyway, I wanted a way to fill the garden without breaking the bank on all the starter plants. So at Sam's I picked up this dandy little garden starter kit. You put the seeds in these pods and then cover with the dome.
Miss Maicy hard at work
The seeds tucked into their little homes and snug as a bug
Our seeds catching some sun
Tada!! One short week later we have sprouts! The beans may need to find dirt really soon!
The others are coming along nicely!
It is so much fun to watch the kids check the progress every day. They are so excited to check out the changes. Who knows, we may even be able to eat the labor of love.
How about you? Do you garden? Have any tips you can offer me?!
Or do you say, that's what farmer's market is for?
Or, are you still wondering what vegetables are and why people would eat them?