Moving on from a post that I wrote recently about my plant addiction, I have decided to give gardening a try. Honestly, I decided to experiment with gardening so that I could feel the joy of nurturing vegetables from seeds. So, I took a trip to my local garden store to purchase a few types of Burpee seeds.
Starting My Garden
Since I’m a beginner, I decided to buy two seed packets to start with, radishes and carrots. However, I have since added sweet peppers to the mix.
I planted the my first round of radishes and carrots on May 29th; I started the peppers a bit later, on June 3rd.
Sadly, since I don’t currently have a full garden that is accessible to me; I’m limited to three planter pots on my patio. However, a proper bed is on our list of projects-to-do (estimated time of construction is uncertain).
Nevertheless, I’m incredibly proud of my miniature garden, and I can’t wait to show you the tour; so, here we go …
Inside my bedroom, we have my Sweet Peppers; who, due to the climate, require their seeds to be started indoors before being transplanted into an outdoor pot. The pepper seedlings take approximately 10 – 21 days to sprout, so there isn’t a lot to look at yet.
Now, let’s head outside.
Inside planter box one, we have a basil plant alongside two rows of carrots. Like peppers, carrots take a relatively long time to sprout (approx. 14 – 21 days), so, again, there is not a whole bunch to look at in this box.
Planter boxes two and three contain two different rounds of radishes. Box one was started on the last Monday of May, and box two was started roughly around four days ago; both rounds are sprouting, although round one is much farther along in its growth cycle.
Well, that about wraps up my tour (for the moment anyway). I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my plant babies; Be sure to check out my social media channels for updates on their growth (Twitter | Facebook | Google + | Instagram).
In the meantime, be sure to drop me a note in the comments and tell me about what you are currently growing; I can always use more ideas for vegetables to add.