We started a garden!

June 2, 2010 · 2 comments

The hubs has been talking about it for years. He has childhood memories of his paternal grandmother’s huge garden. She grew all sorts of fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes, squash and zucchini. I even got to taste some of her delicious tomatoes a few years ago when I stopped to visit her in Maryland. She has since moved out of that house where she had an amazing garden and is now living in an assisted living complex. But the memories are ingrained and I love how he wanted to keep those memories alive by starting our own garden. It’s not a huge garden and no where near the size of his grandmother’s but that’s not what we’re shooting for.

He got me herb growing kits for Christmas this past year and I didn’t do anything with them until about two months ago. Here’s a picture of what they look like right now…

Here's another view, the rosemary didn't grow at all but a stray basil seed made it into and it looks great!

The next thing I’m going to do is replant in a bigger planter and move the basil around so it has more room to grow upwards. I can’t wait! I also have a store bought mint plant that didn’t seem to be doing so well but we figured out it needs indirect light. I’m going to find some mint seeds so I can start that over and have mint for mojitos!

We also bought some tomato and pepper plants!

Here is what’s happening so far…


We’re both really excited about the tomatoes and peppers. Can’t wait to see how they turn out.

Here’s pictures of Charley and Roswell in/near our garden. :)

Charley taking in the scenery in the backyard. He is going to be 7 next month, look at the gray on his muzzle!

Roswell loves going out and sitting on the pavers and getting some sun. (She only goes out when we're out in the backyard for a few minutes at a time.)

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Ellen @ DFS Pet Blog June 4, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Looks like you’ll have a tasty summer! I have basil & chives…never got around to getting other herbs.

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Q June 6, 2010 at 7:46 am

Neat! We’re trying to start a garden as well…got the seeds, seedlings, etc…just need to get them into the ground.

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