My veggie garden blog starts similar to a vegetable seed. Today I planted my seed in rich, viable soil (WordPress blog) and now with careful attention I will tend to it and watch it grow. Hopefully I can cultivate it to the point of producing delicious, nutritious blog entries which will motivate, inspire and educate fellow novice gardeners to produce their own backyard bounties. I write to you about 5 weeks in to my first vegetable garden endeavor. I have been so excited about what the last month has brought that I just had to spread the news.
FYI: All my seeds are planted directly in the ground. I understand that this is a luxury of my place on the globe, but I’m performing tests of seed starting other ways. More on that later. The following is a list of what I have planted thus far:
- Pumpkin (seed) – I was so “green” at this point that I didn’t write down the type of pumpkin and can’t recall.
- Watermelon (seed) – ditto above
- Cucumber (seed) – These did not germinate. Not a one.
- 2 bell peppers – 1 red, 1 yellow. (plant)
- 6 pack of yellow crookneck squash
- 6 pack of pole green beans
- 2 bush cherry tomato (plant). Boy did I get these in JUST in time! They say July 15 is the last plating date for procrastinators.
- Spinach – Organic Bloomsdale long standing (seed)
- Carrot- Red Cored Chantenay (seed)
- Beet – Detroit Dark Red, Morse’s Strain (seed)
Since I’m new at this, I like to intermingle plants and seeds to see what works best for different veggies. Important note: Keep track of the exact plan of your garden, including plant location and description (lesson learned on that one!) to help you in following seasons with what you liked/disliked and the success or lack there of of certain crops. I don’t want to be wracking my brain in the seed isle next spring thinking, “which kind of beet did I have last year that was so yummy?”