Beginners Veggie and Herb Garden: Day 0

Veggie Garden: Day 0

I lived in New York City for 10 years and each year tried to grow a small herb garden on my fire escape. However, year after year my plants all died, mostly because I would forget about them. Out of sight, out of mind…

My husband and I moved to the suburbs in September and I am now determined to grow a veggie and herb garden in our beautiful backyard. A friend of mine, an avid farmer, convinced me to try and grow from seeds and so, I will give it a shot.

The process was actually surprisingly easy. All we did was place some potting soil into 2 50-cell growing kits and put a couple of seeds into each one. We labeled them, thoroughly watered them, brought them inside in a sunny spot, put the plastic tops on the kits and we were on our way!

We planted 5 cells each of 10 herbs: flat leaf parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, tarragon, chives, lavender, oregano, and basil, and 10 vegetables: chili peppers, 4 types of tomatoes, sugar snap peas, zucchini, summer squash, carrots, and peppers.

Each day I’ll give them a little water with a spray bottle and hopefully I’ll be able to keep these guys alive! I can’t wait to see how they grow!

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