April 10, 2009

Starting A Garden

You can find many starter kits like this one at your local garden shop or home improvement shops. Mine includes: soil, seeds, plant food, twine, and the containers to plant in.
After a couple of days I already had a garden starting. First thing that came out were the Squash. They took over the container! As a first time gardener I do suggest that you read the instructions. I however didn't read, and planted several seeds in the same compartment. You are only suppose to put one seed into each. Woopsie! I just figured that some of the seeds wouldn't come up or stay alive so I planted 3-4 seeds in each compartment.

Here's what mine looks like after a week. I have tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, basil, oregano, carrots, and beans. The peppers are taking a bit longer, but they should be there soon.

Full size of garden container 74 compartments.

I think this is going to be a cucumber. A good idea to mark your garden with what's in it!

Basil and Oregano

I hope that all of these make it outside. I'm going to be testing my green thumb this year and as always I'm looking forward to this adventure!


  1. I haven't had a garden since moving to 7000 feet altitude. I'm inspired to try again!