Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My first garden

[Flashback to last week I mentioned how I bought a couple of plants], this week I am happy to say I started my very own garden. We went to a nursery to pick out what I wanted to plant. While I was there I learned that potatoes are best planted in the winter here.

A few of the plants we used

Also, I was told about the Native American story the three sisters of gardening and how they planted in an appealing way by planting corn in the middle, string beans around the corn, and zucchini around it all. 

Next, I had to get the planting beds ready. A bed for plants is a wooden box filled with soil. Filling the box was hard work because it was a lot of soil that had to be put in the bed. 

After that we had to measure how far each plant needed to be, then we planted them by digging up some holes in the soil. Lastly, I put the plants in the holes and watered them.

And that is how I started my first garden. 

There are a lot of reasons why you should start a garden, here's my top three:
  1. It's fun
  2. You'll get a new experience
  3. You'll get good fresh food

Do you have a garden? If you do post a pic. If not, have you ever thought of one?


Soudaphone Jenny Sengthavongsouk said...

I enjoyed reading this post! Definitely want to try to start a little garden as well. Thank you for the information! Keep it up👍

Bernard said...

What a great experience! Thanks for sharing.

Erica said...

It looks like you did a wonderful job explaining what you did. Nice picks on what you planted too. I am looking forward to seeing it grow

David Reyes said...

I'm in adoration of your continuity. I don't have a garden, but you're inspiring. Looking forward to seeing you develop and grow further

Kia said...

I don't have a garden, but one day I'd love to have one to grow my own produce and herbs. Have you thought about what you want to plant next?

Jalen said...

Thank you Jenny you are very supportive and I will keep it up you just give me more courage to keep going!

Jalen said...

Yes it was Bernard I appreciate your comment.

Jalen said...

Thank you Erica I picked out my favorite vegetables I can't wait to taste the corn.

Jalen said...

Thank you David I really appreciate that it means a lot to me.

Jalen said...

Hi Kia! No I haven't but thank you that was a good question. It's pretty cool to grow your own food.