Seeds Are Ordered

I finally ordered my seeds on March 15. I ordered from RH Shumway this year. I was going to order from Burgess seed company, but I saw so many bad reviews that I changed my mind. It cost about $40 more from this company, but they have a lot of organic seed and a much larger variety so naturally I found more seeds that I wanted. I’m trying a few different things this year. I am not doing onions or potatoes because I didn’t have much luck with either of them last year. I am trying celery for the first time this year.

I ordered a bunch of different herbs so that I can grow some in my herb garden and still have a bunch on my deck in pots. I really missed that last year. I need to buy my seed starter soil and get everything ready for when my seeds arrive, hopefully soon. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.



January 13, 2014

Well, I did not do well with this last year.  Probably because I sort of lost interest in my garden, and yard.  Ugh!  My garden actually grew pretty well, but I need to reduce the amount of plants and seeds so that my beds(and myself!) don’t get overwhelmed again.  I was so excited to grow 2 pumpkins to full size.  That was a new feat for me!  I had a ton of onions, but they were all very small.  I only ended up with a few potatoes, also small.  I think I tried to cram too many into too small of a space.  I also had a bumper crop of apples, but they were also small.  I just read an article that says to reduce the bunches to about 3 each so that the apples grow bigger.  Now I know.

I will take the lessons I learned from last year and apply them this year and see how it turns out.  I’m just starting to go through seed catalogs so stay tuned.

Just waiting to be planted...

Just waiting to be planted…


Another Adventure

Welcome! to my new blog.  It will be an adventure in gardening.  All of my trials and errors will be scrupulously (or unscrupulously) documented here as a way for me to learn more about gardening.  I’ve always learned best by doing and I generally make a lot of mistakes so it will be a bumpy ride.  I love comments because I learn so much from other bloggers.  Feel free to critique away (or encourage and compliment).  I may or may not take your advice, it’s nothing personal, but don’t we all love a little encouragement to keep us going?  Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again!



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