How Does Your Garden Grow?

20 Sep

I’ve always had a dream of growing a little vegetable garden in my backyard. Now that Husband and I officially have one, the thought has crossed my mind more than once. Because we’ve been focused on the inside of the house, I hadn’t mentioned my dream to Husband until the other day.

Upon revealing my gardening aspirations, he simply stared at me dumbfounded. Then, he walked to the backyard and pointed to exhibit A:

This was the plant I tried to keep alive this summer. In my defense, it was one of the hottest Texas summers on record. But, I must admit that this has been the fate of almost every flowering plant I’ve tried to keep alive. My thumbs may not be green, but practice makes perfect, right?

So, I’d like to know. Have you ever planted a vegetable garden, and if so, what would be your best tips?


3 Responses to “How Does Your Garden Grow?”

  1. VisualQ Designs (@VisualQ_Sharon) September 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I’ve only had one veggie garden in my life. I must admit I’m better growing flowers than veggies. All I remember is do not plant 6 tomato plants! They start out small but by the end of the summer I had enough tomatos for the whole neighborhood LOL. I dealt with aphids, slugs, a some insects I didn’t even know what they were. Buy some vegetable plant food and water, water, water. If you’re planting squash or cucumbers, make sure you’ve got lots of space because they spread like crazy. Why don’t you start off with hers and go from there. You really can’t kill those and you can start off in pots either on your patio or inside your house. All you need is water and sun. Good luck.

  2. Diane September 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    Read about Square Foot Gardening.

  3. Dad September 21, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    your Mom may be one ot consult. She & COnnie grew one in high school to pay for college 😉

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