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We have some growth!

Well, wife and daughters started some seeds indoors last weekend…for the first time ever. This weekend…we have some growth! Very exciting! The bits of old white snail shells you may be able to see in the pics are due to this topsoil being dug from the ground that is now our pond.

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Hey, great job starting all those seeds. And it looks like some are sprouting already!! What did you plant ?

Comment by grammomsblog

They are definitely sprouting. I am not the planter…but if memory serves, then we have beans, corn, squash, carrots, cucumbers, and a number of others. Also some marigolds, etc.

This is the first time we’ve done a garden, do hopefully our timing is good…but we will see.

Stay tuned for updates! 🙂

Comment by northernhomesteader

Terrific! In my experience here in Ontario, I’ve found that carrots don’t transplant well, but as soon as the ground is unfrozen and the daytime temperatures are above freezing, then they can be planted right in the ground outside. In the last couple of years, I put them in a coldframe and covered it with a used storm window until it warmed up abit…..then I took off the storm window. At the same time, lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, and onions can be planted outside (now). I hope this helps abit….I’ve been gardening for decades.
A great site is http://www.motherearthnews.com/ …..look in their archives on subjects like ‘carrots’.

Comment by grammomsblog

That’s great, thanks! I enjoy Mother Earth News too. Was part of the reason we decided to take the leap…. Thanks!

Comment by northernhomesteader

Oh how exciting. It is so fun to plant seeds and watch them come up. Sure is a feeling of accomplishment. Great job to the planters. We are so warm here in S. TX already that my lima beans are climbing and I have been picking a few peppers already. YIKES! I know your plants will be in the ground soon.

Thanks for stopping by Not Dabbling in Normal today and reading my post about rose geranium. Emily

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