Gardening: The slow way to vegetables

I have never been good with plants, and probably never will be, but I do like to have some growing green things around me so I try to keep what I have in my house alive as best I can.

Last summer we bought a house with a small garden. There aren’t much growing in it so it’s perfect for my husband and me to slowly get the hang of maintaining a garden. There was a tiny vegetable patch where the former owners had grown carrots, so I thought I would try and grow something there myself this season.

It’s difficult to get much done when I only get to be creative while the baby takes a nap, so gardening is something done over several days for me. Some weeks ago I got rid of the old carrots in the ground and weeded away the worst of the unwanted stuff growing in my patch. I noticed that the carrots were small and chubby which probably was on account of the soil being rather clayey, so when I got to do some gardening today, while baby girl took a nap, I began by digging around in the patch to turn the soil. I am absolutely winging it with my grow-my-own-veggie project so if any gardeners are reading this feel free to comment and or give advise.

It’s a very small patch so I had decided on only growing two small veggie things this season and have chosen radishes and spring onions. Unfortunately baby girl woke up before I started to put in the seeds, so I ended up just spreading the seeds around in stead of spacing them evenly – I am hoping I can make up for this later by removing any sprouting green thing that comes up and try to compete with it’s neighbour.

Here is my little veggie patch project:


Hopefully I can blog about little green things sprouting their way towards the sun soon.


2 thoughts on “Gardening: The slow way to vegetables

  1. Lindsey says:

    I love gardening! We have snow peas, carrots, spring onions, broccoli, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, basil, oregano, chives, cilantro, and some flowers growing right now! 🙂

    • nefermiw says:

      Gosh, that’s enough for a nice salad! 🙂
      I have been thinking about growing some carrots in a pot, but I doubt I will find the space to grow lettuce,so I won’t be able to make a home-grown salad just yet.

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