I have attempted to grow a vegetable garden twice before. However, at both times I was very busy with work and/or school so I didn’t take care of it. But! This time I mean it. This time I’m not at school or work full time. I actually have time to make sure I weed, water, and take care of my garden! I am so excited for it. I bought some vegetable seeds last month, and actually bought some more seeds today, but I have yet to actually plant my garden… I will try to this week! The reason I haven’t planted yet is because I need to add more soil to my garden. Today I came up with a plan for the garden. I had come up with a messy sketch before, but to share it with you, keep myself from going crazy while I plant it, and incorporate the new seeds I bought today, I redid it.
The garden is split into two sections, this square space above, and a long rectangle along the side of the house, as shown below.
I threw away the paper with the measurements of the garden, so I just estimated for these plans. Super organized, right?!
Everything I know about gardening… I learned from the internet. I truly don’t know much. I did my research, and I did my best to strategically place plants, but honestly this is going to be a learning experience for me. One that I’m very excited about! I love seeing plants grow.
Let me tell you how excited I am about each of these plants!
Let’s start with lavender- guys!!! I was so so so happy to find lavender today! I just love it. It smells so good, and it’s a gorgeous color as well. Seriously. So. Happy!
Marigolds are good for vegetable gardens, so I’ve heard. Look at these ones I found- they’re so gorgeous and there’s a beautiful variety of red, orange, yellow colors!
I saw these at the store and I haddd to- guys! I can grow watermelon and cantaloupe, how cool is that? I am really excited to see how this turns out.
Corn, capsicum, and cucumber- yay! To tell you the truth I’m really not sure how my garden will turn out, because as I said, I have limited experience, so I’m not sure what to expect- but I am really looking forward to growing these veggies.
You know how they say, ‘Fake it till you make it’? Yup, that’s me. Especially with these tomatoes. I’m just pretending I know what I’m doing and truly learning by doing.
When I was at the store today I realized I should just get the herbs that I know I’m actually going to use a lot. I’m really excited about the coriander/cilantro for Mexican food. The basil will be perfect for pizza, or anything Italian. The chives will be great for tons of dishes. See, the packet of seeds says ‘sprinkle on everything’. I also have a parsley plant, which was in the garden when we moved in. It somehow survived the overgrown horror that was the garden. You want to know what else managed to grow in that bed of weeds? Strawberries! Seriously! I have like four strawberry plants. The mint, guys, the mint. It’s so beautiful. I can just see a hot summer day where I make cold lemonade with fresh lemons from our tree, fresh mint leaves and fresh strawberries from our garden. How amazing is that?! I live for that day… 😉
Once I get some more progress on the garden I’ll share some photos. Also, one thing I learned from my last gardening experience? Carrots are *not* meant to be grown 20 seeds to the inch.
7 thoughts on “My Garden Plans!”
Love the garden plans, but be careful with the mint! It spreads like a weed. It’s usually better planted in a pot I find, than in the veggie garden. 🙂
Hey Tilly! I’m a long time friend of your mom’s (June 2010 buddies–when Apollo was due), & saw her link to your blog in her last post. I’ve been binge reading your blog & am so excited for your latest adventure! I’m a little jealous…I love NZ, & it’s my dream escape getaway 😉 We’re homesteaders here in Arkansas (US), so I totally get the garden bug you’ve gotten! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🍓🍋🍅🥕
Hi! That’s so great, thanks for reading my blog. It’s definitely amazing in NZ! We have tons of gorgeous beaches, breathtaking views, and warm weather. ☀️😊 Thanks for that, I certainly will ask if I have any questions!
I felt the same way you do now, leaving WA for NZ, when we left cold & frigid NY for AR, hahaha! We still get chilly winters, but rarely see snow here. We’re still in Winter, but are warming up to the 50’s & 60’s. We’ll be in the 70’s by March. It’s beautiful here, but nowhere near as gorgeous as NZ! We are starting our seeds indoors today, actually! Excited to get things growing! So good to hear from you!
Wow so cool! We have winters here I just haven’t actually experienced winter for a few years… but the winters here in Whangarei are very mild compared to what I’m used to in Washington! My cousin lives in San Diego, CA, and their winter is similar to what you’re describing in AZ. Yay so fun to start seeds! I’ve never started seeds indoors before, but I am with my pansies. So far so good!
You can keep up with our happenings right here on the blog! I love sharing gardening tips & experiences! It’s a very rewarding hobby!
Thanks, I will check it out! 🙂