Getting ready for a garden!

My daughter and I began to think about our upcoming garden. We went ahead and planted lettuce in an indoor container with the hopes of having lettuce in 2 months and keeping it growing in the house. There’s just something about growing your own food. It was such a great activity to do with my daughter. She loves salad and she loves being a part of the process of growing her own food.

My kids and I had this discussion that it is always important to know where your food comes from. It’s also so important to know how to grow it yourself. Be prepared is my motto. So, she planted it and watered it and we’re waiting for it to grow. In two weeks we’ll plant some more so that we can always pull a salad from our own garden. I can’t wait to see it sprout and grow!

As you can tell from the pictures that anything will do as a table at my house. Note the old non working computer tower. LOL It has a nice sunny spot there by the window. My girl is so proud of her soon to be lettuce! Love those kids!

Just ignore this string of nonsense letters! 🙂 PBBG7ZZDHW9S

Planning my garden

I spent the other day looking through a gardening catalogue. I, so, want to be a better gardener. I will need to rent a tiller so my dh doesn’t have to use the old piece of crap tiller we have borrowed every year. It’s money well spent to get a nice garden going. I’m going to try to get it into the ground earlier this year, wish me luck! Here are the things I can plant around the beginning of March.

beets, broccoli, savoy cabbage, round green cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, collards, kale, kohlrabi, butter crunch lettuce, iceberg lettuce, mustard greens, bunch onions, sweet storing onions, English peas, sugar snap peas, Irish and Yukon gold potatoes, white icicle radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, rhubarb and turnips.

Read more: When to Plant Vegetables in Tennessee | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/way_5299523_plant-vegetables-tennessee.html#ixzz1iFtLzSqk

I know I want to try beets, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, kale, butter lettuce, onions, peas, sugar snap peas, spinach, and maybe rhubarb and radishes. Doubt I will plant everything but it’s fun to dream. I’m trying to decide how much of my tiny back yard I want to devote to our garden. If this cold weather garden does well then I will need more space for my warm weather garden. I don’t care if we have our garden take over the back yard. Well, except for the swingset which has to be saved for our little ones.

It is very satisfying to grow your own veggies and provide for your family something that you do not go to the store to get. I had a great garden last year and want the same for this year. Do you have any gardening tips for me? What have you had good luck growing in the colder months?

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