Our Family Garden

I mentioned a couple of days ago that we were going to start a garden, well today is the day!

Balcony Gardening
We wanted Wheatley to pose for the camera. He sat obediently but, stared at Mr. B instead of the camera.

This year, we did not start mid-July like last year (in our defense, we moved the first week of July and didn’t want to move plants). Those plants died a horrific death, but this year we got a early start and we talked to the ‘experts’ at our local gardening store (not home depot, they didn’t know anything). The lady at Schmidt’s (which is conveniently a 5 minute walk for us and allows Wheatley to go inside, which he loved) was so helpful and informative. We started with 3 sprouts of spinach and 4 sprouts of strawberries, at her recommendation. Apparently spinach likes chillier whether and strawberries don’t care. We also skipped the Miracle-Gro soil; she said it was the worst and never yielded good veggies. We also have basil and cilantro seeds. We used the pots we got last year but, this year we checked for drainage. That turned out to be a good choice because apparently with the pots we have you have to poke the drainage holes out… which we didn’t do last year. Fail.

Isn’t our little watering can cute? It’s from the dollar section of target. Every other watering can we looked at seemed to only be fillable by hose… which we don’t have.

What’s growing in your garden?

xoxo,

Kels

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