Last week when my mom and I went to NYC (hear all about that amazing day here), we were in the audience at the Nate Berkus Show. As a gift from the show’s sponsor, Valspar Paint, we received a $25 gift card to Lowes. Today, on the way home from work, that’s exactly where I headed.
I knew I wanted to start a vegetable garden in our yard. While I was at a baby shower Saturday, and Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, my husband cleared an area for me to start it.
I have never grown anything except maybe a lima bean plant when I was in 2nd grade until a couple of months ago I started an herb garden (see that post here). Those have actually made progress by the way. See!
I only spent $0.30 out of my pocket!
As soon as I got home, I gathered my garden tools, um… yeah by garden tools I mean a table-spoon.
Waaay too excited for this.
I quickly made my way over to the garden area. It’s a bit small, so I only planted the cucumber seeds, until we extend it tomorrow.
I dug 2 long trenches that were about 1/2″ deep with my high-tech garden shovel -take that Martha!
I laid the strips of seeds down in the little trenches. Seed strips are something I’ve never heard of before. They are seeds perfectly spaced apart inside this giant paper strip that looks like the paper straws come in.
I covered the strip with about 1/2″ of soil with my manicured hand, lol! Who’s afraid to get dirty? Not this chick!!
Then I used a very fancy watering device to dampen the soil.
Later this week, I’ll be planting the rest of my seeds. Does anyone have any advice for this first timer that will make my veggies sprout to awesomeness?