Earlier this season, the kids and I planted seeds in little peat pots. Much to our delight, little sprouts appeared.
The little plants soon became too big for the peat pots - too much root structure and not enough space. And before they could be transplanted to some larger pots, they died, leaving long crispy stems as a reminder of the bounty that could have been.
So this year, for the first time, I created an in-ground garden in my under-utilized side yard. The bed is about 4'x17'. Bean and Sprout helped me plant some seedlings that we bought - tomatoes, basil, and melon (at Bean's request). We're also giving a second go at the seeds
Here she is. I put some bird netting around the perimeter of the bed - we have opossums, raccoons, and skunks in my neighborhood and they all like tasty morsels. I'm *hoping* this keeps them at bay. I'm also hoping that I remember to water my veggies and not kill the whole lot of them.
Keep your fingers (and green thumbs) crossed for me. I'll keep you updated with my progress (even if I fail miserably). In the mean time, if you have any gardening tips, please do send them my way.