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.
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.
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.
Snow Peas = Also easy to grow. You just need a fence for them to wrap around. Not sure I put the fence in correctly.
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.
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.
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.
The husband is also growing herbs and I have no idea which herbs are what.
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.
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.
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.”
Gardening has been a lot of fun so far this spring.