I shared a few weeks ago that we are attempting to grow our own produce in the backyard. Although we have no grand ideas about growing all the veggies we eat, we do have high hopes for tomatoes and a few other things. My husband and kids planted a few things about 1 1/2 weeks ago and they are coming up now.
This is how the potatoes looked when they arrived from Burpee. We cut them in half and planted 20 plants in 5 squares. They haven’t sprouted yet. We’ve never grown potatoes, so I hope we did that right.
In this plastic bag are 25 of the 50 strawberry plants we ordered. I’ve always heard people say that the plants are very small when they come. They weren’t kidding! These things just looked like a bunch of dirty twigs. But in the ground they went and you can see from the first picture, they are coming up healthy.
We also planted lettuce and carrot seeds. The lettuce has started to sprout. You have to look very close to see the tiny leaves.
We had some trouble finding something to divide the garden into squares and finally settled on string. Here, you can see how my husband used nails to secure the string. Dividing the garden like this makes spacing the plants very easy.
I’m happy that things are starting to grow and anxious to plant the tomatoes and other warm weather veggies, but that is still a few weeks away.
Do you have a garden? What are you planting now? Does anyone know if we planted the potatoes right? Let me know in the comments how your garden grows.