I have big dreams and aspirations when it comes to gardening.  I think it stems from my childhood where we had an abundance of fruit and vegetables in our yard.   I vividly remember going to my friends’ houses and asking for a piece of their plant so that I could take it back home to transplant in my yard.   There’s something that’s satisfying about watching plants that you’ve cared for grow.   It’s even more rewarding to pick your fruits and vegetables that you’ve nurtured from a seedling into something edible. 

Recently we moved from our city townhome to a home in the country with a yard large enough for planting.  Read more about our move over here.  I immediately knew that I wanted to grow vegetables and herbs once spring rolled around.  I enlisted my husband to make a raised bed garden, which he did with spare wood that we had stored in our garage.  Instead of purchasing plants I decided to make things a bit more difficult for myself and to grow them from seeds. 


I headed to the Home Depot and grabbed a few supplies to get started.  I bought seeds and this greenhouse starter kit to get things going.  I also picked up a variety of seeds from the Dollar Tree which was dirt cheap; they were 4 for $1.   I got a variety of lettuces, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, string beans and marigolds.   I followed the instructions on the kit, which could not be simpler to follow.  First I soaked the pellets with water and then I added 2-3 seeds per pellet.  I covered it with the plastic cover that came in the kit and placed in my garage and in a few days the seeds started to germinate.  This is my progress after 1 week of planting!  I’m so excited and can’t wait to get these in the ground!   Are any of you avid gardeners?  If so, do you have any tips for me?  I will share more update here on my blog but be sure to follow me on Instagram where I will post updates in my Instastories.



  1. April 25, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Looking good so far! I think the key to growing has a lot to do with the ratio of water, fertilizer, and sun. Too much of any of them will kill your plants, just like not enough will do the same. I grow most ornamental things because I find I get so tired of certain vegetables if we have too much of it. My neighbors grow cucumbers and tomatoes every year and beg me to take quite a bit off their hands. Hey, I’m not one to say to no to FREE! I have to show you my broadleaf thyme plants I grew from clippings. They are thriving. I have to grow it indoors or else the leaves get yellow and don’t grow as large. I’m still trying to get my wiri wiri to stop dropping blossoms and actually produce. We shall see! I look forward to watching your garden grow 🙂

  2. JehanP
    May 4, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Aww thanks or the tips Shelly! I have A LOT to learn so any advice is welcomed. I’m excited to see what I can produce!