Wednesday, April 21, 2010


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?


~*Michelle*~ said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, homemade salsa!

We'll have to swap recipes because I have to say....without tootin my own horn.....that I have an awesome recipe. I will share the secret ingredient, but I probably will have you swear to secrecy. LOL.

I love gardening!

Gabby said...

We just removed our play set (sniff sniff) from the backyard due to not being used... so we are going to plant a garden there because the space is already sectioned off from the yard and everything. Next step we need to have some good dirt hauled in, and then the planting can begin.
Tomat., cukes, zucchini for us!
My daughter is thrilled!

Kim said...

Hi Alicia... I will be sure and wave to you at the simulcast today!!!!