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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My Organic Garden

My daughters and I plant an organic garden every spring.  I started with just basil, parsley, and rosemary. I used to buy already started herb plants from the Flower Market in Wilmington, DE.  Last year, was my first time trying vegetables and using seeds, but I bought 2 organic mature tomato plants from my local Home Depot.  My garden was just ok last year, we had squash, green beans, broccoli, green peppers, and tomatoes- Roma & Grape.  My squash plant grew one lovely zucchini, and that was it... We had tons of blossoms, but no fruit thanks to a lovely visitor who enjoyed eating them!  My green peppers did absolutely nothing. The green beans, that's where my inexperience shows, I had only 2 green bean plants that grew lovely beans... However, 2 plants most certainly did not produce enough beans at one time for a meal for one, let alone four.  My broccoli plants, well again inexperience, I planted them at the wrong time last year, they produced fruit in the fall and this spring.  I was advised to trim them, and they will continue to produce, we shall see.  Now, tomatoes... We had tomatoes out the wazoo!  My grape tomato plant was in constant production. The girls ate tomatoes every meal, every day.  We had so many, I was giving them away to my neighbors.  The Roma plant, now that's a different story... It produced tomatoes for the first half of the summer then something happen to it?  It still would produce tomatoes but they were infected.  All of that aside, my herb plants did very well, and we had fresh herbs all the way into the winter.
Clearly, I do not have a green thumb... But I'd like to think it's turning a yellow-green.  So, I am going to try my hand a vegetables  from seeds again.  This year, I have zucchini & squash; green beans; herbs: basil, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, & cilantro; spinach; and romaine lettuce.  I am going to try buying mature tomato plants again, since they did so well for me.  My daughters decided to plant their own seeds, and they are growing zinnias.
 Here are the pictures of our sprouts, I'll keep you posted on how our organic garden grows!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! What a great way for your girls to learn and spend time with you. Good luck this year! I wish I had the time for a garden.