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Seedling Progress - The Garden Bug bit me HARD!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Some of you may know that every year I plant a huge (relatively) vegetable garden. Last year I had planned to expand the garden adding another 300 sq ft to it but I broke my ankle instead and ended up just doing some regular planting. I got in almost everything that I had wanted to but it was all too crowded. Of course, it didn't help any when my neighbor, Olga, walks over with 30 tomato seedlings and 30 pepper seedlings (the long skinny sweet peppers, not bell peppers.)

So this year the garden bug bit me HARD! I have my week of vacation planned on 5/1 - 5/10 to have the dirt delivered and to get that new section created.

Here is my garden as it looked 2 years ago -

and also


Part of the garden bug is that I started a bunch of seeds. The planters have taken over my kitchen table. I get to plant in one more month! The progress has been amazing - and it's so fun to see the progress literally from hour to hour! I planted these exactly 13 days ago on a Monday night after work. I am happy to report that EVERYTHING has sprouted!

There are lemon cucumbers, 3 kinds of tomatoes, 2 kinds of peppers, hollyhocks, zinnias, poppies and snapdragons. Yes, the flowers are all my daughter's doing.

The start of the seedlings



Exactly one week later

Here are the flowers


The tomatoes




Here we are today! This is all amazing!

These are the lemon cucumbers


The tomatoes are going crazy


If you look closely enough you will see little pepper seedlings starting to pop up. I was very worried that it just isn't warm enough where I have these for these to sprout but they are!




I'll keep everyone updated on the progress but I don't think I'll need any of these plants from the nursery.

Oh Yeah! Stay tuned for next week for an update on the progress of the actual veggie garden. We are going to fire up the new tiller and get lettuce, peas, spinach, beets, carrots, onions and perhaps potatoes (if I can find them) planted. The paper says April 20th for planting these but Saturday is the 18th so I hope that works :)

Like I said - stayed tuned!
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  • PDRAKE
    I also started my plants last week. Friend let me use his greenhouse and my plants veggies and herbs are growing. I have added new veggies this year. Last year I planted 56 tomatoes this year I will put in 75. So I am expanding. Love your garden it looks so nice and inviting!!! emoticon emoticon
    4336 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    Looks like you have enough for most of us to stop by for lunch. LOL

    I wish that I had the area and the 'green thumb' to have a garden.
    4339 days ago
  • SHANNYMEDIC
    That looks great! I have been stoked about starting my own garden this year and just went to the greenhouse yesterday and got a bunch of different plants. You have motivated me!
    4339 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    what a lovely garden you have. my husband plants on every year i think this year i will put my two cents in and help. wow what an idea.i love the seed to plant thing maybe next year we will try it., emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4339 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    what a lovely garden you have. my husband plants on every year i think this year i will put my two cents in and help. wow what an idea.i love the seed to plant thing maybe next year we will try it., emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4339 days ago
  • BRUIN2
    Wow!!!

    Are the flowers around the garden to keep the bugs out? Or just for colour and interest?

    You're going to be the envy of the neighbourhood with your ginourmous garden!!
    4339 days ago
  • SEPPIESUSAN
    Oooh, can I come over for salad at your house?? I wish I had space to garden - live in a condo and my boyfriend's trying to convince me I can put some big plant boxes on my patio for tomatoes. I'm not sure that'll work!
    4340 days ago
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