DIY, Gardening, Health, parenting

The Journey of a Newbie Gardener (update)

The kids and I are getting so excited! Our seedlings are taking off and growing so fast. Since our first seedlings were doing well we decided to start even more. This round of seeds included flowers and a few more veggies. Within just a few days we already had some growth! Spring is definitely here. 🙂 

Since the weather is getting warmer and our last frost date is quickly approaching,  I will be starting to get our garden plot ready this week. I will be turning the soil and framing the area out with landscape timbers and fencing for the climbing plants to hang on to. We live on a pretty steep hill so we will have our garden in a few different areas of our yard and will also incorporate some container gardens too. 

Below is a list of what is currently growing in the flowerbed, current seedlings and our list of seeds we will direct sow into our garden. 

Current flowerbed – 

  • Sunny Knockout Roses
  • Red Gerbera Daisy
  • Red Cala Lily
  • Push off Lily
  • Purple Palace Coral Bells

Current seedlings –

  • Red Potatoes
  • Blue Lake Bush Beans
  • Yellow Summer Squash
  • Zucchini Squash
  • Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Sweet Banana Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Giant Noble Spinach
  • Parris Island Romaine
  • Freckles Lettuce
  • Mammoth Dill
  • Asclepias Tuberosa-orange butterfly flower
  • Tagetes Marigolds
  • Ipomoea Hederifolia var Lutea-yellow morning glory
  • 3 Lobed Rudbeckia-brown eye susan
  • Arizona Sun Gaillardia
  • Soapwort 
  • Liatris
  • Cleome
  • Husker Red Penstemon
  • Common Milkweed
  • New England Aster

Planned direct sow seeds –

  •  Anaheim Pepper
  • Black Valentine Bush Beans
  • Cowpea
  • Crowder Pole Peas
  • Butternut Squash
  • Table Queen Acorn Squash
  • Triple Treat Pumpkin
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon
  • Heirloom Tuscan Melon
  • Tigger Melon
  • Birdhouse Gourds
  • Clemson Spineless Okra
  • Waltham 29 Broccoli
  • Scarlet Nantes Carrots
  • Heirloom Onions
  • Sweet Bilicious Corn
  • Ananas Noir Tomatoes
  • Pink Titan Tomatoes
  • Spoon Currant Tomatoes
  • Sunflowers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Bell Peppers
  • Sugar Snap Peas

There’s still a lot of work to be done but this is going to be soooo worth it! 


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