Saturday, April 16, 2011

Let's see what we can grow

Mister and I were marveling at the amount of seed pods blowing around in the wind over the weekend. We talked about how anything seems to be able to grow in Kentucky, and decided to see what we'd be able to grow around our little plot of the world. So to Walmart we went, and for the next hour and a half I browsed seed packets. There were so many, and this is some serious, serious business - not to be taken lightly. I came home with enough seeds to start several gardens if I do this correctly (we all know I won't).

I concentrated on flowers. I'm excited about the variety of flowers that have become available to me on this side of the country. Mister on the other hand, is very excited about his bell peppers, tomatos, banana peppers and okra.

I spent the evening planting half the seeds in little starter pods. I'm saving the other half to sow directly into the ground. Not too sure which will do better. We have so many squirrels and birds around, that the likelihood the seed will stay in the ground is slim.

I actually remembered to lable the pods this time, so I'll have an idea of what I'm planting where. I won't make that mistake again :)

We'll start seeing in about a week if anything is going to grow. Of course that doesn't stop me from checking on them every half hour like a complete nerd.

'til next time...


  1. Looks like fun... I hope you get a big crop.

  2. hey colleen...loving the new spring blog (especially the background. Have background envy)

    I love the idea of seeds but always feel overwhelmed by the choice. As soon as they mention 'soil type' my shutters come down!! (and I wander off to the 'already grown' section!)

    Good luck...look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.
    fee ♥
    (no pressure)


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