Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vegetables are SO easy to grow!

Last summer when we designed our backyard, we reserved some beds on the side of the house for growing vegetables.  I have never planted anything before in my life, so I wasn't sure how they would do.  I was amazed at how easy it was.  We planted them in the ground, set the sprinkler system and started eating in about a month!  The next time around, I wanted to try to start with seeds, but when I kept putting it off, I figured it was better to buy little plants again.  I'll get to the seed thing eventually, but in the meantime, this is working out well.  
A few Saturdays ago I ripped out the old overgrown chard we had, went to the nursery and planted all these veggies in an afternoon.  They cost me $35, including fertilizer, which is about one weeks produce bill and this will supply a couple months of veggies!  Even if you just have a small space or a couple of pots, you should give it a try. There is nothing like a fresh picked salad!


Malayka said...

Isn't it so exciting to have your own garden! I planted a whole bunch of veges and herbs out in pots about a month ago too and we have had an abundance of herbs and lettuce ever since. I wake up every morning and run out side to see how much they've grown!

Melissa Righero said...

We've had a garden for years...I love it. Fresh salsa in the summer nothing better. But that basil...make sure you get some lady bugs in the spring or the aphids will eat it all up.

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