#growyourfood 

Hello my friends! 

Mother’s Day is the official start of gardening season and I get so excited every year. We started a raised bed this year and I also wanted to try something else new. I was really inspired by Mavis over at One Hundred Dollars a Month and how she calculates how much she spends/saves on her garden. So, today $70.00 was spent on starter plants and one pack of seeds. It would have been lots cheaper if I had started everything from seed but it just didn’t happen this year. 

WWe have two different kinds of watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, hot peppers, tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. I also planted some spinach, radish, and black beans from seed. We also have a couple strawberry plants and a raspberry bush that is looking awesome. 

I think I will take pictures every week to update you all and to help me see progress. Have any of you ever calculated your “profit” from your garden? What do you like to grow?

Things I Want to Grow This Season

Hi guys! So the weather is FINALLY getting warmer and let me tell you I am so excited! Doesn’t warm weather and the sun instantly put you in a better mood? That’s how it is for me, anyway. 

This time of year, I get so excited about planting the garden I can hardly wait until May. I’ve been re-growing romaine lettuce from the ends of others and that seems to be working out well. I’m so ready to be in the dirt and sun though. 

Here’s some new and returning things that I want to grow this year:

  • potatoes- I think I’m going to go the potato tower route to save space
  • strawberries- We got a couple good ones last year so they should be awesome this season
  • green onions- Honestly, I just thing they smell so good!
  • mint and spearmint
  • basil-I need to cut it back better this year (Does anyone have any tips?)
  • lavender
  • garlic
  • spinach or kale maybe?

I need to keep up with the weeds better this year too. I think I’m going to look for seeds tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes. Has anyone grown any of these things before and have any tips or information to share? Any suggestions for other things to grow? Let’s hear it!