how does your garden grow april 19, 2011

by Barb on April 19, 2011

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My Garden

We’re picking lettuce and chinese cabbage! I love when we start to harvest from our garden and save money on groceries! After finding gas at $3.85/gallon yesterday, I’m determined to grow as much as I can this summer to save money on our food bill.

We finished planting 4 fall raspberries, 30 strawberry slips, and 2 blueberry bushes. I picked up more vegetable plants at Home Depot, and picked up supplies to grow potatoes in barrels. I cleared a section of a flower bed and used it to grow tomatoes last year. This year, I’m going to put the barrels of potatoes in the same area, and elevate the barrels with bricks underneath.

Depending on how my week goes, I have plans to put more seeds in the ground. Between the rain and being busy with sports etc. I haven’t done as much planting as I wanted to do.


Share your vegetable garden progress in the comments!

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Barb Hoyer has written 3939 posts.

After working in the fundraising world for over ten years, Barb is an avid runner, writer, photographer, parent volunteer, and lover of dictionaries and thesauruses. Wife to an engineer and mom to 5 kids, Barb lives in the suburbs of Philly. Her idea of relaxation is an afternoon on the couch with a stack of books.

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Nichole April 19, 2011 at 8:05 am

Moved from a condo with no yard last year and we are trying to grow vegetables for the first time this year! I just picked up random seeds at the dollar store 4/$1. My toddler and I had fun planting them and they are all sprouting now! Unfortunately, I went with the plant-first-research-later method so I now realize I may have planted some at the wrong time. Wish us luck :)
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Fields Of Heather April 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I have not been outside in the gardens this year, with all this rain I’ve just made excused. This blog hop today is inspiring me to get to work! :-)
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debbie April 20, 2011 at 11:10 am

sounds like your garden is coming along!!! yea!!

hopefully weve stopped raining here for a bit, so i can get more things into the ground, working on the raised beds right now, the peas, celery, and strawberries are in. starting over is like an adventure! never know whats going to be planted in the yard already, ive been pleasantly surprized at what i find!

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Jami @ An Oregon Cottage April 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Isn’t it wonderful to harvest and eat your own food? I think how we didn’t have that connection for so many years (not many I knew growing up…) and it makes me sad. I’m glad so many are finding out the thrill of growing food, and I, too, sure hope it helps the budget!


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