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Category: My First Spring Garden | Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:19 pm

I've had a ton of fun this year starting my very first garden. It's a small garden for now, but it lets me get out there and experiment with things and learn first hand about the various vegetables and gardening techniques.

I started my garden on March 22nd. I've planted three kinds of lettuce (Buttercrunch, Romaine, Amish Deer Tongue), two types of carrots (danvers half long, nantes scarlet), two types of beets (chiogga, golden detroit), cucumbers, two types of squash (zucchini and butternut) and snap peas. I have also started Tomatoes (Purple Cherokee and Rio Grande) and Peppers that are growing in a friend's greenhouse. I'll plant those within a couple of weeks.

Here is some of the Buttercrunch Lettuce. This one should be ready this week.

My beets are off to a good start. The Chiogga seemed to have a higher germination rate.

The carrots were a little slow to start. I probably have about 8 or 9.

I've also noticed some random potatoes cropping up. I assume that's a result of the compost.

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toni wrote on Sun Apr 27, 2008 5:25 pm:

Great looking first garden, you have done a lot of good work. Everything looks healthy and happy.

Be sure to post more pictures as everything fills in.


Droopy wrote on Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:25 pm:

Everything looks lovely, and I'm so glad to hear you're having fun!


eileen wrote on Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:21 pm:

You've certainly got off to a good start with your garden and everything looks grand. A real credit to all your hard work. Well done. Btw that lettuce looks great - enjoy!!!


glendann wrote on Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:24 pm:

Your first garden really looks great .Please keep us posted.


mwc wrote on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:14 pm:

Looks really good. Was it all from seed? I can think of worse things from compost than a good looking potato plant. Nice work.


kuntrygal wrote on Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:35 pm:

Gee, that looks good enough to eat !!!!!

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