Something has Sprouted!

Originally Posted On June 10, 2012

I usually use my Sunday’s to go to this farm market called White House Fruit Farm which is where I buy a large amount of squash and anything else I may need. For some reason the butternut squash were midget size, so I went with the spaghetti and acorn squash.

As I had them cooking in the oven, I was outside finalizing the garden, or at least until July. Last week I planted lettuce, kale, carrots, radishes, beets, and a few other vegetable seeds that I am forgetting at the moment, as well as the broccoli plants that I bought. Since I ran out of room I had to stop for the week until Mike could make the garden bigger.

Today I planted three butternut squash plants, 6 assorted pepper plants, two tomato plants, and then added beans and zucchini in seed form. It was a sweaty process in the high 80 degree heat we had, but I felt accomplished afterwards and it is starting to look like a real garden!

So here is a picture of the radish tops that are already coming up!

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Here is a close up:

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Last time I mentioned how we were thinking about getting chicken wire to keep the deer out, but luckily Mike’s uncle had extra green fencing and steaks that Mike put around the garden.

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Picture of the tomato, butternut squash, and pepper plants. I am so excited for the hot peppers!

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Hopefully the other seeds are doing well under the soil. Most take longer than a week to come up so we shall see!

Finally, a pic of me after I am all done! I found a hat of Mike’s to wear, thank goodness since my face would have been burnt. Side note: bug spray is a must while gardening. Only had a few annoying flies flying around but other than that, no bites!

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