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Our Garden, Week 1

We went and got our seeds and starters this weekend!

We had snow last week, so we’ve still got a few weeks before the last frost.  But, our approach is “phased” over a few weeks…

This year we’re planting (and hoping to harvest!):

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Yellow onions
  • Red onions
  • Kale
  • Strawberries
  • Corn
  • Fennel
  • Watermelon
  • 3 varieties of tomatoes
  • Yellow squash
  • Butternut squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers

The key to (our) success is our garden “map.” It allows you to figure out where to put the veggies that need the most sun, where to strategically place vine plants or root veggies that have to be dug up. Read the seed packets for instructions on how many seeds to group and how far apart they’ll need to be planted. Then, you’ll know how many containers you need and will be able to get started with sprouting seeds!



We like to sprout our seeds first so they’re strong and hearty when the ground is ready. Plus, it’s MUCH easier to plant seeds in containers first and the kids are able to help. Our process is:

  1. Add dirt
  2. Add seeds
  3. Water gently
  4. Add more dirt
  5. Add a little more water
  6. Place the seedlings in the sun and wait!

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