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2010 Garden

My cute little lettuce :)

In 2008 I started attempting to garden. We have always lived in an apartment and I didn't have a clue how to execute my dreams of a huge garden. Then I discovered container gardening.

While I didn't yield much from my garden it was a great start and got me wanting more. Last years garden was started, it was supposed to be about twice the size of '08. We ended up having some issues and the garden was allowed to die. This still makes me so sad!

So this year I didn't want to go overboard, seeing as we really don't have much room for containers outside. So I decided to grow lettuce, container carrots, chives, squash,sweet basil,tomatoes, peppers, and a little experiment... luffa sponge gourd... I just started seeds in a paper towel. Nothing fancy, but it works for me!
I just put the seeds in a damp paper towel and put into a ziplock bag that has the seed packet attached to the outside. I water every 3-4 days until well sprouted.
These little carrots look very interesting. I can't wait to see how they turn out!
I'm SUPER excited to see if these even will grow. I want to make the soap loofa out of it :)

Monday I will be transferring most of these to little containers. Little pots from the dollar store, egg containers, etc.

I am so looking forward to the fruits err.. veggies of my little labor!

What are you growing in your garden this year?

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  1. I am attempting gardening for the first time this year! And I am also doing it in containers since we don't own a home. My fenced in back patio will work well I think. I just planted two types of lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, and radishes. Hoping to do more once the weather gets a bit warmer.

  2. Thanks so much for linking up! :) I love container gardening! Such a wonderful way to get healthy veggies, and some of those varieties are really unique -- you'll have to show pics when you "harvest" them. Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

  3. This is only our 2nd year vegetable gardening. Last year we planted in June (in Georgia you should be planting after Good Friday!) This year I'm focusing on tomatoes, green beans and trying my hand at lettuce...we'll see how it goes. I love those round carrots! I thought they were beets at first glance!

  4. Following you from FMF. Hope you'll come follow me back! :)

    Good luck with the gardening! :D

  5. You are welcome to link your gardening posts here as well:

    It would be great to hear from someone in a different gardening zone! :)


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