Garden Update

Am I the only one out there ready for “real” spring weather to arrive?

I am SO ready to get my raised garden beds in.

You are probably wondering what the problem is.

I am part of the problem.

Yep…I will own it!

I keep changing my mind where to put my raised garden beds.

 I really wanted them close to my kitchen door without being in the front yard. It gets plenty of afternoon sun, but I am afraid I will have a ton of acrons in them when fall arrives. So the only logical place to put them is clear over on the other side of my yard in the corner.


I took yarn and popcycle sticks to measure off a couple of 4 foot by 4 foot spaces to get an idea of how they would look. I think I will  combine two of them and make a 4 foot by 8 foot one and two 4 foot by 4 foot ones. I ordered cedar in the length and width I wanted and it was delivered a couple of weeks ago. I will take a picture of the wood this week so you can see it. I was all ready to go, then it rained, and rained and hailed and rained some more. I am not complaining about the rain after the drought Mid Missouri suffered from last year, but it has delayed my progress just a bit. It is hard to get a truck in the back yard full of dirt and mulch when the ground is super wet. I don’t know what my neighbors would say if I had to call a tow truck to pull a truck out of my back yard. It might be pretty funny until I got the bill.

Anywho, my little plants are growing and are staying indoors until I get them in the ground.

A few weeks ago I planted a bunch of different tomato plants and some kale. They are not ready for the garden yet but they are at least 4 inches tall already.

I used these little seed pellets. They are really skinny until you put warm water on them and then they swell up.

These are extra ones I bought when I am ready to start more seeds.

Here is one kind of tomato I planted.

I thought it was interesting how the seeds were different colors.


My little tomato seeds are all in there very snug. I will have to take a picture this week to show you how big they are now.


I don’t think my 4 little 4×4 foot raised gardens will be able to hold all these seeds.

Do you?

I think I need a farm!!

Everyone has to start somewhere, right?

Here’s to gardening weather. It will be here before we know it!



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