I made a big decision today. I am going to start a vegetable, herb and flower garden. And I am quite excited about it.
My sister gave me a silly Crayola tomato growing kit last week and with the help of a few kiddos, we successfully planted 20 or so tomato seeds into the proper pellets. Ten days later I have 20 seedlings sprouting from the pellets inside of the makeshift greenhouse!! I can hardly believe it! One day there was nothing and the next day I start to see the beginnings of tiny plants! It's amazing!
With my "success" from the tomato plant seedlings I thought to myself this morning, what else can I grow? And from there my garden idea took root. Ha. Pun intended.
I don't consider myself to have very much of a green thumb...maybe a yellowish, lime-greenish thumb...but a green one? Eh, that's up for debate. I can keep a house plant alive and thriving plus I am pretty good with flowers. House plants and measly flowers are child's play. I'm ready for the Major Leagues. I'm ready for a vegetable garden! (With a few herbs thrown in...oh, and some flowers too. For aesthetic purposes.)
In my garden I will grow...
- Carrots, baby
- Lettuce, various varities
- Summer squash
As far as herbs go...
And I want to try my hand at growing strawberries too.
Ambitious for a first time grower/gardener? Yes. But I'm willing to try this process out.
My top 3 reasons for wanting to grow my own food are as follows:
- In an attempt to start leading a more sustainable lifestyle
- Cut down on grocery costs at the store
- The health benefits of eating organic produce grown in my own backyard
I am really looking forward to this endeavor! I've got to get going on getting some seeds and planters. I need to have my crop started by this Sunday!