by A to Z for Moms Like Me

It’s Spring again, which means once more my hopes and dreams of having an amazing garden are in full force. Just so you know, I probably have the world’s blackest thumb, yet year after year the hopes are there.
I do pretty well growing things from seeds inside the house, for instance. However, once the starters are planted outside that things go down hill. I’m a classic “forget to water” or “over water” type of person. As a result, we rarely end up with a decent garden. This year we’re planning on things being different though.

We have built a retaining wall that will become our elevated garden area (I’ll post pictures once the project is completed). I’ve finally convinced my husband that the best chance of survival for our investment of garden plants is to have a drip system. So we’re researching some drip system ideas for the new garden area. Have you used a drip system before? Share your recommendations if you have any!

For now, here are our seed starters. Between what we’ve already planted, and what we intend to plan we will end up with:

  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Sweet Corn
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Snow Peas
  • Yellow Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green Onions
  • Sweet Onions
  • Artichoke
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pumpkin
  • And possibly some other berry bushes

This year our seeds started sprouting after only 2 days! By far the fastest they’ve ever sprouted. I’m wondering if it was because I used hot water to expand the dirt pods.

This is the seed starter greenhouses we use, they’re made by Jiffy. However, if you have a Walmart near you they are MUCH cheaper to get there than on Amazon. Check out the link so you know what to look for.

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