Garden Update: Failures and Successes Thus Far

Cauliflower = Fail!  I tried to grow it in little containers in the house.  Due to not filling up the containers the whole way with soil, not enough light, or just plain inexperience–they sprouted a little and then died a short fast death.  I am out of cauliflower seeds so no cauliflower for us this season.

Pepper = Second try.  I tried to grow it in little containers and again did not fill it up the whole way.  I don’t think it got enough light.  I thought I would try once more.Image

Corn = Planted on Memorial Day.  We’ve always had success with it except last year when the husband put me in charge of planting it and I completely forgot.

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Beets = Planted on Memorial Day.  I don’t even know if I like beets and not sure who will even eat them if they actually grow. Do you eat them raw? 

Zucchini = Pretty easy to grow and coming in already. I still do have last year’s in my freezer.  Should probably make some muffins or bread sometime soon.

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Snow Peas = Also easy to grow.  You just need a fence for them to wrap around.  Not sure I put the fence in correctly.

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Lettuce = I think it’s sprouted but it good be weeds.  Pulled a pesty blackberry root out of the lettuce patch.

Cucumber = Pretty sure it’s sprouted.  We grew them a couple summers ago and they are fairly easy.  But unfortunately no one was quite as excited about cucumber sandwiches as I was.

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Carrots =  Planted and no sign of them yet.  They are a root and take a bit of a time.  We’ve always successfully grown lots of carrots.

Broccoli = Somehow lots of weeds grew in the broccoli patch at the time of planting.  I don’t know what is broccoli and what is weeds.  I google imaged it and think I figured it out and I hope I am correct.

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Tomatoes = We’ve always purchased tomato plants.  This year I am trying to grow my own.  So far they are coming in fine.  Maybe when they are transferred to the garden, it will be another story.  I am hopeful.

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The husband is also growing herbs and I have no idea which herbs are what.  

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The middle child is growing a sunflower out of a can with a face on it he named “Harry Harry.”  Harry Harry used to have grass growing out of it for a kindergarten project and unfortunately we forgot to water it and Harry Harry lost all his hair.  Now he will have a sunflower growing out of his head instead.  

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The youngest child helped plant a fairy garden which is similar to last year’s–although we won’t forget to water it this time.  

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This beautiful flower was a gift from one of my child care kids.  Her mom took her shopping and asked what kinds of plants I like.  I had to laugh when she said, “Amy likes vegetables.”

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Gardening has been a lot of fun so far this spring.

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