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Vegetable Garden: The First Planting

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Dudes! I’m sorry I didn’t post this yesterday as promised. I forgot to hit publish before we left for the evening, and let’s just say I wasn’t in any state to blog when we made it home at 3 a.m.

Where were we? Today marks three straight garden related posts. What the what!? Either you’re hooked because you share my affinity for vegetable gardens or you’re totally bored and this post will be the last straw that will cause you to never read my blog again.

Whichever category you fall under, you’re about to see my first attempt at planting.

I needed to divide the beds into squares, but didn’t have any plastic (or whatever they’re made of) dividers like the professionals use, so I improvised. I grabbed some yarn and some clothes pins and made a quick grid.

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It’s definitely not very sturdy, but it works for now.

Going off of the chart, I was supposed to plant garlic, parsley and spinach this week. Surprise, surprise, I didn’t follow the “rules.”

Using this method, I made the recommended number of holes per vegetable with a pencil and filled each with several seeds.

I planted spinach

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and parsley

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Instead of garlic (which I’m planning to try and get this weekend), I planted some Buttercrunch Lettuce

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and some Red Lettuce transplants. Transplants are plants that have already starting growing and can be transplanted directly into the ground.

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So pretty soon, the garden looked like this:

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Are you ready for the big Before and After??

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   Not too bad, huh?

I’m so excited for the seeds to start growing and can’t wait to plant more vegetables this weekend.

Off to spend some quality time with our special visitors!

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