The garden seeds have been in the ground for over a week now and the lettuce has finally started to show signs of life. Nothing else has sprouted yet, but those generally take a little longer as they are planted a little deeper into the ground. All seeds were purchased in previous years (2010 and 2011) so I hope all will still work out okay. They are heirloom seeds, so if I stored them properly, they should be okay. I purchased my plants this year instead of starting from seed. Someday I would love to have a small area in our basement to have some grow lights and a table to get things going. My ultimate goal is to be able to save seed and always have the security of knowing I have the ability to plant a small garden to help supplement our food.
|The former strawberry bed now hosts two zucchini and two summer squash.|
|I cannot wait to grill the zucchini and summer squash! And have it in soup. And raw on an antipasto pizza. And shredded in muffins and quick breads.|
|Parsnips, Carrots, Thyme, Chives (Regular & Garlic) and Lettuce sprouts.|
|I am so looking forward to my first big salad with homegrown lettuce!|
|The purchased plants. Four tomatoes, four peppers, four basil, one parsley and one rosemary.|
|Everything looks to have taken well to the transplanting process!|
|No signs of corn, green beans (from saved seed), sunflowers, peas or beets yet!|
This post is shared at the Homestead Barn Hop hosted by New Life on a Homestead.