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11 August 2010

How does Thee Garden Grow?

This was my first year for a garden. I ordered loads of seeds from Gurney’s, had my dad till up a great space for the garden, and my mom showed me how to plant the seeds. Then I waited patiently for things to spring to life, and waited, and waited, and waited. Nothing?? I either have some weird bug/animal that eats seeds or they washed away. So Plan B was buy plants. Some were a success:

Others not so much:

Turns out deer love peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, and tomatoes.
Luckily my patio tomatoes and herbs are growing well

Hoping next year I have more success with seeds – thinking raised beds – and find a way to keep the deer away! It has been fun to harvest the veggies I have been able to grow! Every day its exciting to check on the progress.

* Photos are a few weeks old so garden has more veggies now.


sarah, flourish design + style said...

That must be so satisfying! I have just a few plants this year, but I'm looking forward to planting more next summer :)

Kate said...

hi melissa!
i just stumbled upon your blog and adore it! i look forward to following you and your adventures!

Lissa said...

that is so wonderful! I've always wanted to do this but our weather always stops me! Love the wheel barrel!