Spring Flowers

     I have never been inclined to believe that I possessed a green thumb due to my complete and utter lack of success at growing anything up to now. I figured try and try again right? Only this time I had a back-up plan to guarantee that I wouldn’t fail. I decided to start my seedlings at home in my AeroGarden on March fifteenth.

This is my AeroGarden.

This is my AeroGarden.

This is what happened two days after planting my seeds.

This is what happened two days after planting my seeds.

Then eight days after that!

Then eight days after that!

    After three weeks I transplanted the plants into my community garden plot, and I then learned a very valuable lesson about allowing my plants to harden off properly before putting them into the ground. Things were looking so sad that I didn’t even take a picture. My kale and brussel sprouts were droopy, the lettuce was wilting into the ground, the okra completely dried up and my herbs looked hopeless. I almost gave up, but I decided to take a look when I drove by a week later, and lo and behold there was LIFE! Upon closer inspection I found that I lost one lettuce, one tomato, two spinach and two okra. Everything else was flourishing!

This is my garden after only 6 weeks!

This is my garden after only 6 weeks!

The lettuce really perked up.

The lettuce really perked up.

     This is so amazing! Now, I know this doesn’t mean that I have the green Midas touch just yet, but I’m sure feeling pretty confident. We’ll just have to wait and see what the harvest looks like and then I can officially say that this is my first and very own successful garden! I’ll keep you posted:)

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