May 27, 2011

Garden Update

Well it seems that our first attempt at growing a garden hasn't started off to well.  All of our veggies died.  *crying*  We were however very successful at growing weeds.  I do have several thoughts on the demise of our garden.
  1. The weather wasn't ready yet.  I'm pretty sure that we put our veggies in the ground to early.  Even though it wasn't freezing out, it still did get pretty chilly at night.  My garden growing cousin has confirmed this theory for me.
  2. We didn't have good enough dirt.  Being first time gardeners, we just used any old dirt figuring it didn't matter.  In retrospect I think our dirt didn't have enough nutrients to help our plants grow.  Thankfully my neighbor has some great fertilizer, that they use on their garden, they're willing to share.
  3. I left right after the veggies went into the ground.  My dad was in charge of the garden while my husband and I were on our honeymoon.  I'm pretty sure that he took really good care of our plants, but I wasn't there to know how things were growing (or not growing)
Now that the rain has finally stopped.  (We've had a week and a half of rain)  I have been able to go out and weed the garden.  The weather is finally warm enough for our new seedlings.  Yes we planted more seeds inside to transplant outside.  So here in the next week or so we will try again.  Here's to us being persistent.  Think I may even say a little prayer over our plants to help them grow and thrive.

~Your Earthy Mom


  1. If you want a really easy and successful garden, especially with kids involved, check out the book Square Foot Gardening. It's a fantastic way to garden and the only work is actually setting it up. Good luck.

  2. I would love to hear more about your garden. I've been doing a veggie garden (and blogging about it) for quite some time.

    Best of luck, it's not too late in the season yet to still have an amazing garden.

    Blessed Be..
    The Green Momma

  3. Hi there found your site through circle of moms contest! I'm going to second what Chasinainbows2 said. Square foot gardening is so much easier. I found out through Mrs. B. I'm setting one up once I move later this summer. Best of luck.

  4. Thanks for the suggestion. I will look into square foot gardening, since we have to replant.