I’ve started my garden!
Wooooo! I’m doing a happy spring dance as I type.
I mostly started my plants from seed. Most of the seeds I got from Cubits on Etsy. She’s great. I’ve ordered seeds from her for two years now. Check her out if you’re even remotely interested in starting plants from seed.
So far, I’ve planted:
Patti Pan Squash
Black Beauty Zucchini
Amish Paste Tomatoes
Cherokee Purple Tomatoes
Italian Noir Tomatoes
Bush Delicata Squash
Early Tall Top Beets
Mini Red Bell Peppers
Random Colored Bell Peppers (yellow, white, purple, red, and orange)
From Prior Years, I have:
Mystery Lettuce (It didn’t germinate last year, but it came up full-force this spring)
Strawberries (My dad keeps threatening to pull his mess of strawberries out, so I stole some for myself – they produce *amazing* berries)
Oregano (it’s out of control, personally, I think we should just pull it)
Next to plant:
Little Finger Eggplant
Rosa Bianca Eggplant
I’m not growing any really big squash or melons this year, as we had a pretty dry winter, and I’m not honestly sure if we’ll have enough water for what I’ve planted.
The real fun began after I bought little 2″ terracotta pots and made some adorable plant markers:
These were super easy. I just used tiny terracotta pots (super cheap at craft stores), used tiny alphabet stamps to stamp the type of plant onto it (I used Patio Paint), and Modge-Podged ladybugs and butterflies onto a couple of pots. Recycle your old wire coat-hangers – straighten them out, cut them in half, then curl them into shepherd’s hooks, and hang the pots off them.
Do you garden? What do you use to label your plants?